DIARY-Political and General News Events from March 26

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---------------------------------------------------------------- This diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ---------------------------------------------------------------- THURSDAY, MARCH 26

** RIYADH - Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will chair a meet of G-20 leaders as Saudi Arabia holds the presidency of the 2020 G-20.G-20 members will be joined by leaders from Spain, Jordan, Singapore, and Switzerland, as well as international organizations.

** PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron attended a video conference by G20 leaders to discuss the coronavirus outbreak, at the Elysee Palace in Paris - 1200 GMT.

** PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron to attend a videoconference at the Elysee Palace in Paris to discuss coronavirus measures as part of a EU summit - 1400 GMT.

QUANG NINH, Vietnam - Vietnam hosts 24th ASEAN Finance Ministers meeting (to Mar. 27).

St.PETERSBURG – Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet with members of the business community and take part in a G20 videoconference summit in St.Petersburg. BANGKOK - Thailand's finance minister, Apisak Tantivorawong, to hold a briefing on relief measures to ease virus impact - 0800 GMT.

Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) - Referendum election.

BUDAPEST - Deputy Prime minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Dmytro Kuleba to visit Budapest. BRUSSELS - European Council meeting (to Mar. 27).

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FRIDAY, MARCH 27

** SEOUL - South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks at a G20 leaders' video conference about combating the coronavirus pandemic and its economic impacts, as global infections top 471,000 with more than 21,000 dead.

** SEOUL - South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-gyun speaks to foreign media in Seoul on recent preventive measures against COVID-19. - 0600 GMT.

ANTALYA, Turkey - Turkey hosts a diplomacy forum in the southern province of Antalya between March 27-29. President Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu are expected to attend and hold bilateral talks with some of their counterparts attending the event (to March 29).

TAJIKISTAN - Referendum Election. - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, MARCH 28

DUBAI - HORSE RACING - 2020 Dubai World Cup. - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, MARCH 29

MALI - National Assembly Election.

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STRASBOURG, France - European Commission Vice-President Dubravka Suica presents a report on the "Impact of Demographic Change" during the European Parliament's plenary session in Strasbourg.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 2 BRUSSELS - NATO foreign affairs ministers meet in Brussels (to April 3)

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SUNDAY, APRIL 5 RIYADH - The World Economic Forum, in partnership with Saudi Arabia's G20 Secretariat, is convening the most relevant leaders from government, business and civil society for a Special Meeting on the Middle East in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (to April 6).


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DA NANG, Vietnam - Vietnam hosts 36th ASEAN Summit in Da Nang (to April 9).

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MONDAY, APRIL 13

Syrian Arab Republic - Syrian People's Council election.

WASHINGTON DC - The International Monetary Fund hosts its annual spring meeting with the World Bank.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15

South Korea - South Korean National Assembly election.

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MONDAY, APRIL 20

KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and budgetary heads from the APEC countries attend the APEC trade ministers' meeting in Malaysia (to April 21).

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TUESDAY, APRIL 21 BRUSSELS - EU informal meeting of environment ministers (to April 22).

BRUSSELS - EU General Affairs Council meeting.

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RUSSIA - Referendum election.

BRUSSELS - EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting.

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BRUSSELS - EU informal meeting of economic and financial affairs ministers (to April 25). - - - - - - - - -

MONDAY, APRIL 27

BRUSSELS - EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting (to April 28).

BRUSSELS - EU informal meeting of employment, social policy and health ministers on social policy (to April 28).

BRUSSELS – EU informal meeting of transport ministers (Energy) (to April 28). - - - - - - - - -

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29

BRUSSELS - Informal meeting of health ministers (to April 30). - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, MAY 3

BOLIVIA - Bolivian Chamber of Senators election. BOLIVIA - Referendum election. BOLIVIA - Bolivian Chamber of Deputies election. - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, MAY 5 ZAGREB - EU-Western Balkans summit in Zagreb (to May 7).

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SUNDAY, MAY 10

POLAND - Referendum election.

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MONDAY, MAY 11

BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, MAY 12

BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) meeting

BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting

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THURSDAY, MAY 14

BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Development) meeting.

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MONDAY, MAY 18

BRUSSELS - Eurogroup meeting

BRUSSELS – EU Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council meeting (to May 19). - - - - - - - - -

THURSDAY, MAY 19 BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. MALAWI - Referendum election.

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FRIDAY, MAY 20

BURUNDI - Referendum election.

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