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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22

** WARSAW - Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite visits Poland (final day). ** LUBLIN, Poland - President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, together with the presidents of Poland and Lithuania, will visit the headquarters of the LitPolUkrbrig Brigade in Lublin. ** BERLIN - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas meets his Latvian counterpart Edgars Rinkevics at the German foreign ministry. ** WARSAW - Poland Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki meets French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire - 1130 GMT. ** MOSCOW - Venezuela's Minister of Industries and National Production, Tareck El Aissami, will arrive on a working visit to Moscow. VENICE, Italy - Venice Carnival 2019 (to March 5).

BEIJING – Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Chyngyz Aidarbekov will pay an official visit to China (to Feb. 23).

PRAGUE - Czech Republic Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek will meet United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton, as well as Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development Mark Green (to Feb. 23). SEOUL - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit South Korea for a summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (final day).

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis begins four-day summit with senior Catholic bishops from around the world (to Feb. 24).

BUCHAREST - Informal meeting of trade ministers (final day). BUDAPEST - Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide will meet her Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto in Budapest. BUCHAREST - EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom gives a news conference with Romanian trade minister after the conclusion of a meeting of EU trade ministers - 1245 GMT. HAMBURG, Germany - Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis takes part in the traditional annual 'Matthiae Dinner' (Matthiae- Mahlzeit) at the town hall in Hamburg together with Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier - 1800 GMT. MADRID - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to meet his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven in Madrid - 1700 GMT. MOSCOW - Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov speaks about Russia-EU relations at Association of European Businesses session (AEB), organization aimed at promoting economic partnership partnership between EU and Russia - 1200 GMT. BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes the Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis at the Chancellery in Berlin - 0930 GMT. MEIRINGEN, Switzerland - Switzerland President Ueli Maurer will meet Bulgarian President Rumen Radev at Swiss Air Force base in Meiringen - 0830 GMT. BUCHAREST - EU trade ministers will arrive for an informal meeting in Bucharest to discuss the possible start of trade negotiations with the United States. - - - - - - - - -

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23

ABUJA - Presidential election.

ABUJA - Nigerian House of Representatives election.

ABUJA - Nigerian Senate election - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 ** TOKYO - Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi visits Japan (to Feb. 27). DAKAR - Presidential election. SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt - The first summit between EU Member States and the Arab League will be held (to Feb. 25). HAVANA - Referendum election. CHISINAU - Moldovan Parliament election. - - - - - - - - -

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25

ROAD TOWN - British Virgin Islands House of Assembly election. GENEVA, Switzerland – United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres makes opening remarks at a panel event in Switzerland - 1800 GMT. GENEVA, Switzerland - Venezuela Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza Montserrat scheduled to address U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva - 1340 GMT. HANOI - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives in Vietnam ahead of a planned second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26

HANOI - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a second summit in Vietnam (to March 1).

- - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 ** MOSCOW - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. ** LONDON - British parliament debates Brexit. ** LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May takes questions in parliament – 1200 GMT. WUZHEN, China - Foreign ministers of China, Russia and India will hold a meet in Wuzhen. TEHRAN - Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will visit Iran. CARACAS – 30th anniversary of deadly Caracas riots. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, February 28 ** GENEVA, Switzerland - WTO's General Council meeting.

** ATHENS - European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici will once again be visiting the Hellenic Parliament. ISTANBUL - Turkey-European Union High Level Dialogue officials meet regarding economy and cooperation in Turkey. KOSICE, Slovakia – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg meets Central European, Baltic, Bulgarian and Romanian presidents. VIENNA - VIENNA Opera Ball 2019. - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, MARCH 1 LISBON - IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde meets Portuguese leaders, including President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, to discuss the impact of Brexit. ATLANTA, United States - 1st APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Meeting (to March 4).

CAIRO - Arab foreign ministers to hold regular meeting at the Arab league headquarters in Cairo to discuss regional affairs. - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, MARCH 3

** GLOBAL - International Day for Ear and Hearing. TALLINN - Estonian Parliament election. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, MARCH 5 ** BRUSSELS - EU-Georgia Association Council meeting. ** MOSCOW – 66th Death anniversary of Soviet leader Josef Stalin. PALIKIR - Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia election.

PALIKIR - Referendum election. BRUSSELS - EU environment ministers meet to discuss foreign affairs matters. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, MARCH 7

** BRUSSELS - EU Justice and Home Affairs Council Meeting (to March 8).

** CHIANG RAI, Thailand - ASEAN Senior Officials' Meeting (to March 8).

** HONG KONG - ASEAN+3 Taskforce Meeting (Finance) (to March 8). ** GENEVA – 89th Geneva International Motor Show (to March 17). SANTIAGO - APEC First Senior Officials' Meeting (to March 8).

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FRIDAY, MARCH 8

** GLOBAL - International Women's Day. - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

** TIBET – 60th anniversary of Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, fleeing into exile after a failed uprising. BISSAU - Bissau-Guinean People's National Assembly election. - - - - - - - - -

MONDAY, MARCH 11 ** BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. ** SENDAI, Japan – 8th anniversary of Sendai earthquake and tsunami. BRUSSELS - European Union finance ministers meet in Brussels (to March 12). HOUSTON, United States - Global energy ministers and executives from the world's largest oil producers meet in Houston to discuss factors affecting oil and gas, electricity and power markets (to March 15). BRUSSELS - Euro zone finance ministers to meet in Brussels. BAGHDAD - Iran President Hassan Rouhani to visit Iraq. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, MARCH 12

** BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, MARCH 14

** DUBLIN - St. Patrick's Festival (to March 18). - - - - - - - - -

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

** BRUSSELS - EU-Turkey Association Council meeting. ** GLOBAL - World Day of Action against Seal Hunting.

** DAMASCUS - Syria marks the 8th anniversary of an increasingly bloody uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. - - - - - - - - -

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

** HALABJA, Iraq – 31st anniversary of 5,000 civilian Kurds being killed in Iraqi chemical weapons attack. BRATISLAVA - Presidential election. - - - - - - - - -

MONDAY, MARCH 18 BRUSSELS - EU foreign affairs ministers meet to be held to discuss foreign affairs matters. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, MARCH 19 ** EGYPT – 8th anniversary of Egyptian referendum on constitutional reforms. BRUSSELS - EU General Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - -

THURSDAY, MARCH 21

** BRUSSELS - European Council meeting (to March 22). - - - - - - - - -

FRIDAY, MARCH 22

** GLOBAL - World Water Day. - - - - - - - - -

FRIDAY, MARCH 23

** GLOBAL - World Meteorological Day. - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, MARCH 24

** GLOBAL - World Tuberculosis Day.

** OUAGADOUGOU - Referendum election.

MORONI - Presidential election. BANGKOK - Thailand House of Representatives election. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, MARCH 25

** LONDON - OMFIF-World Trade Organisation seminar. - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, MARCH 31 KIEV - Presidential election. BAGHDAD - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Iraq.

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