News: DIARY-Political and General News Events from Jan. 28

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    THURSDAY, JAN. 28 
    

    • WARSAW - Poland's prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki gives a news conference regarding restrictions to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
    • WELLINGTON - New Zealand Prime Minister speaks on latest coronavirus cases as report reveals the country is the most successful nation to curb the virus.
    • SEOUL - South Korean prime minister Chung Sye-kyun speaks about coronavirus vaccine rollout plan, North Korea diplomacy - 0530 GMT.
    • BERLIN - German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier delivers a speech in parliament to discuss the country’s economic situation amid the pandemic - 0800 GMT.
    • PARIS - French health minister Olivier Véran holds presser over COVID-19 casualties and restrictions, as infection numbers increase - 1300 GMT.
    • BAGHDAD - Prime Minister of Jordan, Bisher Al-Khasawneh on Thursday arrived in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq.
    • NEW DELHI - Bangladesh foreign secretary Masud Bin Momen arrived in India on Thursday for a three-day visit (to Jan. 30). BRUSSELS – Presidency event: Informal video conference of justice and home affairs ministers (TO Jan 29) DAVOS - King of Jordan Abdullah II bin Al Hussein addresses virtual Davos World economic Forum - 1000 GMT. RIYADH - Argentinian president Alberto Fernández and French economy minister Bruno Le Maire discuss G20 mandates - 1300 GMT. Davos - Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez participate at the virtual Davos World Economic Forum - 1600 GMT. NEW DELHI - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the virtual Davos summit. He is expected to touch on India's role as a premier COVID-19 vaccine producer.

    PARIS - The British, German, Canadian and Italian finance ministers speak on an OECD panel entitled "Tax Challenges Arising from Digitalisation and the Future of International Taxation." - 1130 GMT DAVOS, Switzerland - Argentine President Alberto Fernandez addresses virtual Davos World Economic Forum. - 1730 GMT

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    FRIDAY, JAN. 29 
    

    • ANKARA - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will pay a visit to Turkey.
    • DAVOS - The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud and Qatar, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani are due to participate in geopolitics panels at a virtual meeting of the World Economic Forum.
    • DAVOS - Brazil's economy minister Paulo Guedes addresses the virtual Davos meeting of world leaders on the outlook for international trade - 1615 GMT. DAVOS - European Commission Executive Vice President for the Green Deal Frans Timmermans addresses the virtual Davos World Economic Forum - 1300 GMT. TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks at a virtual meeting of the World Economic Forum - 1000 GMT.

    DAVOS - Spain´s energy minister Teresa Ribera and foreign affairs minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya speak at World Economic Forum, Davos 2021 - 1300 GMT. ACCRA - Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo to speak at a virtual meeting of the World Economic Forum. - 1300 GMT SINGAPORE - Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaks at the virtual Davos forum. - 0730 GMT

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    SATURDAY, JAN. 30 
    

    VENICE, Italy - Venice Carnival 2021 (to Feb. 16).

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    MONDAY, FEB. 1 
    
    • NEW DELHI - Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman unveils the annual budget for the next fiscal year that begins from April 1. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, FEB. 2

    MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov holds talks with Swedish counterpart Ann Linde in Moscow. GLOBAL - World Wetlands Day.

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    WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3 
    

    MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov holds talks with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi.

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    THURSDAY, FEB 4 
    

    • NICOSIA - British foreign minister Dominic Raab visits divided Cyprus ahead of new UN mediation. MOSCOW – EU Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell will visit Moscow & holds talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (To Feb 6) GLOBAL - World Cancer Day. BRUSSELS - European Commission conference on competition policy and the EU Green Deal.
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    SATURDAY, FEB. 6 
    

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

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    SUNDAY, FEB. 7 
    

    ECUADOR - Ecuadorian National Congress election

    ECUADOR - Ecuador Presidential election.

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    MONDAY, FEB. 8 
    

    SOMALIA - Presidential elections scheduled to be held in Somalia

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    TUESDAY, FEB. 9 
    

    GLOBAL - Safer Internet Day 2021

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    THURSDAY, FEB. 11 
    

    VIENNA - VIENNA Opera Ball 2021

    CAPE TOWN - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's state of the nation address in parliament. - 1700 GMT

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    SATURDAY, FEB. 13 
    

    BEIRUT - 13th anniversary of the death of Hezbollah commander Imad Moughniyah. GLOBAL - World Radio Day.

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    SUNDAY, FEB. 14 
    

    GLOBAL - Valentine's Day. BEIRUT - 16th anniversary of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri.

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    MONDAY, FEB. 15 
    

    ASIA - Parinirvana day, Buddhist festival marking the anniversary of Buddha's death

    BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting.

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    TUESDAY, FEB. 16 
    

    SINGAPORE - Singapore's finance minister, Heng Swee Keat, will announce his budget for 2021 - 0700 GMT BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting.

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    WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17 
    

    PRISTINA - 13th anniversary of Kosovo's declaration of independence from Serbia.

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    SUNDAY, FEB. 21 
    

    NIGER - Niger holds second round of presidential election

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    MONDAY, FEB. 22 
    

    BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting.

    WELLINGTON - Deputy finance ministers of Asia-Pacific countries meet in preparation for APEC Summit in New Zealand. (to March 07)

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    TUESDAY, FEB. 23 
    

    COLOMBO - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting.

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    THURSDAY, FEB. 25 
    

    BRUSSELS - Euro zone finance ministers meet to discuss macroeconomic developments and policy prospects in the euro zone - 1400 GMT.

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    FRIDAY, FEB. 26 
    

    ROME - G20 Meetings of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, videoconference (to Feb. 27).

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    SUNDAY, FEB. 28 
    

    EL SALVADOR - Salvadorian Legislative Assembly election.

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    MONDAY, MAR. 1 
    

    BUENOS AIRES - Argentina's President Alberto Fernández addresses the Parliament at the opening of the annual sessions.

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    TUESDAY, MAR. 02 
    

    LISBON - Informal meeting of defence ministers (to Mar. 3) MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF - Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia election.

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    THURSDAY, MAR. 4 
    

    LISBON - Informal meeting of foreign affairs ministers – Gymnich (to Mar. 5).

    VIENNA - The 14th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting via videoconference.

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    SUNDAY, MAR. 7 
    

    BOLIVIA - Local elections in Bolivia

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    THURSDAY, MAR. 11 
    

    BRUSSELS - EU Justice and Home Affairs Council (to Mar. 12)

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    MONDAY, MAR. 15 
    

    BRUSSELS - Euro zone finance ministers meet - 1400 GMT. BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting.

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    TUESDAY, MAR. 16 
    

    BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting.

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    WEDNESDAY, MAR. 17 
    

    NETHERLANDS - Dutch Second Chamber election.

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    THURSDAY, MAR. 18 
    

    BRUSSELS – EU Environment Council

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    MONDAY, MAR. 22 
    

    BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting.

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    TUESDAY, MAR. 23 
    

    BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting.

    ISRAEL - Israeli Knesset election.

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    THURSDAY, MAR. 25 
    

    BRUSSELS - European Council meeting (to Mar. 26).

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    WEDNESDAY, MAR. 31 
    

    CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) – President election.

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