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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15

** BAGHDAD - Iraq's Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Alhakim meets with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani in Baghdad. ** NEW DELHI - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks at foreign policy event in India - 0430 GMT. ** NEW DELHI - Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif speaks at foreign policy event in New Delhi - 0700 GMT. ** NEW DELHI - Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi - 1015 GMT.

** DUBLIN - European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen travels to Dublin to meet Irish Prime Minister Taoiseach Leo Varadkar ahead of Brexit on January 31. ** PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron meets King Abdullah II of Jordan at the Elysee Palace in Paris - 1830 GMT.

BRUSSELS - European Motor Show Brussels 2020 (to Jan. 19).

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - 2020 Winter Youth Olympics (to Jan 22).

RIYADH/MUSCAT/ABU DHABI - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Saudi Arabia, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates (final day)

ABU DHABI - International Water Summit 2020 (to Jan. 16).

ABU DHABI - World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2020 (to Jan. 16).

MOSCOW - Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves on his first-ever visit to Russia (to Jan. 17).

STRASBOURG, France - King Abdullah II of Jordan addresses members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg - 1100 GMT.

STRASBOURG, France - European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Council head Charles Michel will address lawmakers in Strasbourg regarding rule of law situation in Hungary and Poland - 1400 GMT. BEIJING - Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza will pay an official visit to China (to Jan. 19)

TASHKENT - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Uzbekistan (to Jan. 16)

MOSCOW - The Gaidar Forum 2020 (to Jan. 16).

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 16

** ATHENS - European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas visits Athens (to Jan. 17).

BEIJING - Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza to meet Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan.

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 17

NAYPYITAW - Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Myanmar (to Jan. 18)

Paris - OECD ministerial meeting on migration.

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 19 BERLIN - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay a one-day visit to Germany.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 20

BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting.

BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 21

KINGSTON - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be in Jamaica on a two-day working visit (to Jan. 22)

BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting

DAVOS, Switzerland - 2020 World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos. (to Jan. 24) - - - - - - - - -

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22

JERUSALEM - Russian president Putin to attend the World Holocaust Forum to take place in Jan 2020 in Jerusalem (to Jan. 23) DAVOS, Switzerland - Britain's Prince Charles to give keynote address at World Economic Forum in Davos.

BRUSSELS - European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis will present the "Review of the Stability and Growth Pact." - - - - - - - - -

THURSDAY, January 23

BETHLEHEM, Israel - Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem. ZAGREB — EU informal meeting of justice and home affairs ministers (to Jan. 24). JERUSALEM – Charles, Prince of Wales, to visit Israel and attend the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem at the invitation of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.

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FRIDAY, January 24

BETHLEHEM, Israel - Britain's Prince Charles visits Bethlehem, meets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 25

NEW DELHI - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro vists India (to Jan. 27)

EGYPT – 9th Anniversary of beginning of Egyptian revolution, which marked a series of mass popular protests leading to the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, JANUARY 26

LOS ANGELES - 2020 Grammy Awards - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28 BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. TUESDAY - Costa Book of the Year will be announced. - - - - - - - - -

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29

GREECE - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis meets French President Emmanuel Macron. BRUSSELS - European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Vice-President Sefcovic present the executive's 2020 work program in Brussels.

BRUSSELS - Vice-President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Borrell presents the EU's enlargement methodology. - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES - 2020 Writers Guild Awards

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GLOBAL - World Wetlands Day.

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GLOBAL - World Cancer Day.

SAPPORO, Japan – 2020 Sapporo Snow Festival (to Feb. 11).

BERLIN - European Police Congress (To Feb. 5) - - - - - - - - -

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5

BRUSSELS - European Commission Vice-President Margrethe Vestager holds debate with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Borrell on the European Defence in Brussels.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6

GLOBAL - International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 2020

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VENICE, Italy - Venice Carnival 2020 (to Feb. 25).

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GLOBAL - Safer Internet Day 2020 - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13

BEIRUT - 12th anniversary of the death of Hezbollah commander Imad Moughniyah.

GLOBAL - World Radio Day.

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GLOBAL - Valentine's Day.

BEIRUT - 15th anniversary of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri.

LONDON - London Fashion Week February 2020 (to Feb. 18).

- - - - - - - - - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17 PRISTINA - 12th anniversary of Kosovo's declaration of independence from Serbia.

BRUSSELS – Eurogroup Meeting.

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

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18

LONDON - The BRIT Awards 2020

BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting - - - - - - - - -

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20

BERLIN – 70th Berlin International Film Festival (to Mar. 1).

VIENNA - VIENNA Opera Ball 2020 - - - - - - - - -

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio Carnival 2020 (to Feb. 26). - - - - - - - - -

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 RIYADH - G20 finance ministers, central bank governors meeting in Riyadh (to Feb. 23).

TOGO - Referendum. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25

NEW ORLEANS - Mardi Gras 2020 BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 5 VIENNA - 178th (Extraordinary) Meeting of the OPEC Conference.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 6

VIENNA - 8th OPEC and non-OPEC ministerial meeting.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 12

BRUSSELS - European foreign affairs ministers meet for talks in Brussels. BRUSSELS - European justice and home affairs ministers meet in Brussels (to Mar. 13)

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