Political and General News Events from Feb. 16

Political and General News Events from Feb. 16

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Today in Washington ——————————————————————– This diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ——————————————————————– THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16

** ANKARA – Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will hold news conferences with his counterpart from Costa Rica (0700 GMT) and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg (0830 GMT) – 0830 GMT.

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** LONDON – British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak greets Polish President Andrzej Duda outside 10 Downing Street.

** MADRID – Spain´s economy minister Nadia Calviño opens the conference “Reinventing Spain” – 0830 GMT.

** VIENNA – Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez give statements to the media after a meeting in Vienna – 1215 GMT.

** PRAGUE – Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala and Finance Minister Zbynek Stanjura will hold a news conference after a yearly check-in meeting. Budget plans among topics on agenda – 1330 GMT.

** PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron meets the Prime Minister of the regional government of Iraqi Kurdistan, Masrour Barzani, at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris – 1500 GMT.

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** PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron meets Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris – 1200 GMT.

** ANKARA – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visits Turkey and will meet with the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlut Çavuşoglu (Final Day).

** BERLIN/ANKARA/ATHENS U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Germany, Turkey and Greece to attend the Munich Security Conference and observe U.S. response efforts to the earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria (to February 22).

** MANAMA – Hungarian President Katalin Novak visits Bahrain (to February 18). ANKARA/ DAMASCUS – Ayman Safadi, deputy prime minister, minister of foreign affairs and expatriates of Jordan, will pay a visit to Turkey and Syria. (Final Day) VENICE, Italy – Venice Carnival 2023 (To Feb. 21) VENICE, Italy – Venice Carnival 2023 (To Feb. 21). BEIJING – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi will visit China at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. (Final Day). OSLO – Representatives of international organizations, business and political leaders to discuss energy transition issues at Oslo Energy Forum. (Final Day) TAIPEI CITY – Mario Abdo Benítez, President of Paraguay, visits Taiwan (to Feb 18) NEW YORK CITY – Women’s New York Fashion Week 2023 (To Feb. 17) NADI, Fiji – Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will visit Fiji to attend the 12th World Hindi Conference. (To Feb. 17). CAPE TOWN/ATHENS – Chinese Vice-Premier Sun Chunlan will visit South Africa and Greece, and hold the third meeting of the China-South Africa high-level people-to-people exchange mechanism. (To Feb. 22) KUALA LUMPUR – German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits Malaysia in a state trip and is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim. (To Feb. 18) TALLINN – U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin visits Tallinn, meets with Prime Minister Kaja Kallas and Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur – 1400 GMT. ATHENS – Bulgaria and Greece will sign energy agreements during a meeting between Bulgarian President Rumen Radev and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Athens – 0900 GMT. BRUSSELS – French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne travels to Brussels, meets EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. LONDON – Poland’s President Andrzej Duda visits London. (To Feb. 17) BRUSSELS – NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg meets Polish President Andrzej Duda at NATO headquarters in Brussels – 1030 GMT BERLIN – 73rd Berlin International Film Festival (To Feb. 22) – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17

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** MADRID – Spain´s economy minister Nadia Calviño takes part in a presentation at the Hub X Digital Talent – 0830 GMT.

** JAKARTA – German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier holds a joint news conference with Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim as part of a three-day state visit to Malaysia – 1000 GMT.

** MADRID – Spain´s economy minister Nadia Calviño chairs digital transformation council meeting; at the end she participates in presser – 1000 GMT.

** NOVO-OGARYOVO, RUSSIA – Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko in his residence outside Moscow – 1000 GMT.

** VIENNA – The economy ministers of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein hold a news conference at the start of a meeting in Vienna – 0900 GMT. PRISTINA – 15th anniversary of Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia. RIO DE JANEIRO – Rio Carnival 2023 (To Feb. 25) – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18

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** MUNICH – The foreign ministers of G7 member countries are set to meet on Saturday in Munich for its annual security conference, aiming to reaffirm their support to Ukraine.

** MUNICH, GERMANY – President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin and Prime Minister of Italy, Giorgia Meloni discuss Europe’s geopolitical position with moderator and journalist Christiane Amanpour – 0900 GMT.

** MUNICH, GERMANY – US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks to MSC chairman Christoph Heusgen at Munich Security Conference – 1130 GMT.

** MUNICH, GERMANY – UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak speaks to moderator Maria Tadeo at Munich Security Conference – 1200 GMT. SYDNEY – Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will visit Australia. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19 LONDON – 76th British Academy Film Awards. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20 WARSAW – U.S. President Joe Biden travels to Poland to mark the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (To Feb. 22) MADRID – Spanish International Renewable Energy Conference (SPIREC) (To Feb 23) MADRID – The Spanish International Renewable Energy Conference (SPIREC) is inaugurated by Spain’s energy minister Teresa Ribera, which is attended by European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson, IRENA Director General Francesco La Camera, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Achim Steiner, among others. BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21

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** BERLIN – German Economy Minister Robert Habeck statement to press on industrial production capacity for switch to renewable energy after roundtable with industry – 1400 GMT. ATHENS – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Athens. STOCKHOLM – EU energy ministers meet in Stockholm during the Swedish presidency of the Council of the European Union. (To Feb. 22) NEW ORLEANS – Mardi Gras. BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 JAKARTA – Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang visits Indonesia in first official trip to Southeast Asia. NEW YORK CITY – The United Nations Security Council to meet on Somalia – 1500 GMT. BENGALURU, India – Finance ministers of G20 countries and their central bank chiefs to meet in Bengaluru in southern India. (To Feb. 25) CAPE TOWN – South Africa’s Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana presents the 2023 budget in parliament – 1200 GMT. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23 MADRID – Spain’s Energy Minister Teresa Ribera to speak at economy forum in Madrid – 0800 GMT. NEW YORK CITY – UN Security Council to meet on cooperation between the United Nations and European union – 1500 GMT – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 TALLINN – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and President of the European Commission (EC) Ursula von der Leyen visits Estonia. NEW YORK CITY – UN Security Council ministerial meeting to mark one year since Russia invaded Ukraine – 1500 GMT NEW YORK CITY – President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy will visit New York to address the high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly. KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s Prime Minister and Finance Minister Anwar Ibrahim presents the nation’s budget for 2023. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 PALM SPRINGS, United States – 2023 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance and Central Bank Deputies’ Meeting (To Feb 26) ABUJA – Nigerian House of Representatives Election. ABUJA – Nigerian Presidential Election. ABUJA – Nigerian Senate election. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27 WARSAW – OECD Economic Surveys: Poland 2023 GENEVA,Switzerland – Human Rights Council meeting (To April 4) – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1

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** PRAGUE – Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen will visit the Czech Republic (to March 2). NEW DELHI – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will be taking part in the G2O Foreign Ministers meeting in New Delhi. (To March 2) LONDON – The Norway Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit to visit United Kingdom (To March 2) NEW DELHI – The G20 foreign ministers will meet in New Delhi, India (To March 2) STOCKHOLM – EU defense ministers meet in Stockholm during the Swedish presidency of the Council of the European Union. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, MARCH 2 STOCKHOLM – EU defense and foreign ministers meet in Stockholm during the Swedish presidency of the Council of the European Union. – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, MARCH 3 STOCKHOLM – EU foreign ministers meet in Stockholm during the Swedish presidency of the Council of the European Union. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, MARCH 5 TALLINN – Estonian Parliament Election. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, MARCH 6 BERLIN – Germany’s association of local utilities VKU hosts a conference in Berlin with Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Economy Minister Robert Habeck and Finance Minister Christian Lindner, among others, speaking at the event. (To March 7) – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, MARCH 7 BRUSSELS – EU Informal meeting of defense ministers (To March 8) PALIKIR – Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia Election. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, MARCH 9 BRUSSELS – EU Informal meeting of trade ministers. (To March 10) BRUSSELS – EU Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting. (To March 10) – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, MARCH 10 PARIS – British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will visit France for British-French summit. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, MARCH 13 BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, MARCH 14 BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15 LONDON – British Finance Minister Jeremy Hunt presents the UK government’s budget and has commissioned the Office for Budget Responsibility to prepare an economic and fiscal forecast to go with it. – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, MARCH 17 VIENNA – The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) foreign ministers will meet in Vienna, Austria. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, MARCH 19 ASTANA – Kazakh House of Representatives Election. PODGORICA – Montenegro Referendum Election. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, MARCH 20 BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, MARCH 21 BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, MARCH 23 BRUSSELS – European Council meeting. (To March 24) – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, APRIL 2 SOFIA – Bulgarian National Assembly Election. HELSINKI – Finnish Parliament Election. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, APRIL 11 AMSTERDAM – French President Emmanuel Macron makes a state visit to the Netherlands, accompanied by first lady Brigitte Macron, where he will meet King Willem-Alexander. (To Apr. 12) – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – NOTE: The inclusion of diary items does not necessarily mean that Reuters will file a story based on the event. For Technical Issues Please contact Thomson Reuters Customer Support (TRCS) at https://customers.reuters.com/kccontactus/telephone.aspx

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