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

** DAMASCUS – Oman’s Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr Albusaidi arrives in Syria and meets with Syrian officials in Damascus.

** PRAGUE – Slovak President Zuzana Caputova visits Prague, Czech Republic.

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** ASTANA – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev meets European Union Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell in Astana.

** ZARAGOZA, Spain – Spain’s economy minister Nadia Calvino holds a meeting with the president of Aragon Javier Lamban – 0900 GMT

** STOCKHOLM – Turkish Deputy Minister Faruk Kaymakci visits Stockholm to hold political consultations with Swedish State Secretary Jan Knutsson and to discuss bilateral relations (To Nov. 17)

** BANGKOK – Thai Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith gives a speech on Thailand’s Economic Outlook at a business conference – 0630 GMT.

** WASHINGTON DC – The U.N. Security Council will hold a meeting on Wednesday on Ukraine – 2000 GMT

** NATO member Lithuania’s President Gitanas Nauseda speaks after conferring with Prime Minister and officials to discuss regional security following reports of blasts in Poland near Ukrainian border – 0800

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** TUNIS – Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan will pay a working visit to Tunisia. LONDON – Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský starts a two-day visit to the United Kingdom (final day) ABU DHABI – Abu Dhabi hold financial conference (To Nov 18) HANOI – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on a four-day visit to Vietnam (to Nov 17) JAKARTA – U.S President Joe Biden will visit Indonesia to participate in the G20 Leaders’ Summit. (final day) AMMAN – King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden will pay a State Visit to Jordan, at the invitation of His Majesty King Abdullah. (To Nov. 17) BALI – Indonesia set to host the G20 Summit on the resort island of Bali (final day). BALI, Indonesia – Charles Michel, president of the European Council, and Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, meet with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia. BALI, Indonesia – Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni holds a news conference on the sidelines of the G20 leaders’ summit in Bali. STOCKHOLM – Faruk Kaymakci, deputy minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Turkey, visits Stockholm to hold political consultations with Swedish State Secretary Jan Knutsson. (to Nov. 17) MOSCOW – Russia holds a Moscow-format meeting on Afghanistan – 0800 GMT ASTANA – EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell will pay an official visit to Kazakhstan (to Nov. 17) BANGKOK – Emmanuel Macron, president of the French Republic, and his delegation are scheduled to visit Thailand (To Nov 18) BANGKOK – Bongbong Marcos, president of the Philippines, departs for APEC Summit in Bangkok – 0600 GMT BALI, Indonesia – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan holds a news conference on the sidelines of the G20 leaders’ summit in Bali. BELGRADE – A Serbian-Hungarian-Austrian summit to be held in Belgrade – 1400 GMT BALI, Indonesia – Indonesian President Joko Widodo holds a news conference following the closing ceremony of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Bali. BALI, Indonesia – Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez holds a news conference on the sidelines of the G20 leaders’ summit in Bali. BALI – French President Emmanuel Macron holds a news conference on the sidelines of the G20 leaders’ summit in Bali – 0330 GMT BALI – U.S. President Joe Biden holds a bilateral meeting with UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on the sidelines of the G20 leaders’ summit in Bali. BALI – Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with Indonesian counterpart on the sidelines of the G20 summit. BALI – G20 leaders visit the Tahura mangrove forest on the second day of the leaders’ summit in Indonesia’s Bali. HANOI – Vietnamese president Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrives in Bangkok for an official visit and attend and an APEC meeting – 0900 GMT HELSINKI – Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi visits Finland, meets his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto – 0930 GMT. GLOBAL – International day for tolerance. GLOBAL – World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17

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** BANGKOK – Thai foreign minister news conference after APEC foreign ministers’ meeting – 1045 GMT

** SEOUL – Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud will meet with President Yoon Suk-yeol in Seoul.

** BAKU – Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin’s visit to Baku, Azerbaijan.

** SEOUL – Netherlands’ Prime Minister Mark Rutte meets South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol in Seoul to boost bilateral ties. BANGKOK – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida meets Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the APEC leaders’ summit in Bangkok – 0830 GMT DELPHI, Greece – UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay presents an action plan for the future of World Heritage with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at a conference in Delphi, Greece – 0900 GMT MADRID – Spain’s Economy Minister, Nadia Calvino, meets with Najat Maalla, the special representative of the UN secretary general on violence against children – 0800 GMT BALI, Indonesia – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida meets Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bali. LONDON – Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union speaks at event held by European banking and markets body AFME – 0740 GMT BERLIN – German Finance Minister Christian Lindner gives a political keynote speech at the German Retail Congress – 0845 GMT. BERLIN – German Economy Minister Robert Habeck gives a political keynote speech at the German Retail Congress – 1400 GMT. BANGKOK – APEC foreign ministers having working lunch and hold discussions on ‘Reconnecting the Region’. BANGKOK – APEC foreign ministers hold a second plenary meeting on ‘open and sustainable trade and investment’ – 0730 GMT. BANGKOK – Foreign ministers from APEC member countries hold a plenary meeting in Bangkok on ‘balanced, inclusive and sustainable growth’ – 0200 GMT. LONDON – British finance minister Jeremy Hunt announces his medium-term fiscal statement plus new forecasts for the economy and the public finances from the Office for Budget Responsibility. STANLEY – Princess Anne, member of the British royal family will visit the Falkland Islands. (To Nov. 22) BANGKOK – APEC Ministerial Meeting. GLOBAL – World Prematurity Day. – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

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** SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan – EU foreign poicy chief Borrell to meet Central Asian foreign ministers in Samarkand, Uzbekistan and discuss, among other issues, boosting logistics routes that bypass Russia.

** BANGKOK – World leaders attend the first session of the APEC Economic leaders’ Meeting Retreat (AELM) on ‘balanced, inclusive and sustainable growth’ – 0215 GMT

** MADRID – Spain´s economy minister Nadia Calvino virtually participates in the meeting of the Board of Trustees for the Mobile World Congress – 1000 GMT BANGKOK – Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses world leaders as they arrive for the opening session of the annual APEC conference – 0145 GMT BRUSSELS – EU’s European affairs ministers meet to prepare for the bloc’s Dec. 15-16 summit, be briefed on the state of play in EU-UK relations and discuss respect for EU values in Hungary as part of the Article 7 TEU procedure – 0900 GMT VUKOVAR, Croatia – 31st anniversary of the Vukovar massacre. On Nov. 18, 1991, Serb militia and Yugoslav army troops who refused to accept Croatia’s independence captured the once prosperous, ethnically mixed town on the banks of the Danube, after reducing it to a rubble in a brutal three-month siege. BANGKOK – Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) inter-governmental forum from 21 member economies in the Pacific Rim attends the annual summit in Bangkok (To Nov 19) BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 BANGKOK – Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha holds a news conference on the second day of the APEC summit in Bangkok – 0430 GMT PARIS – The French President Emmanuel Macron will meet with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on the sidelines of the 18th Summit of the Organization of La Francophonie. DJERBA, Tunisia – The 18th Summit of the International Organization of La Francophonie will be held in Djerba, Tunisia (To Nov 20) MALAYSIA – Malaysia holds general election – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20 NEPAL – Nepal holds general elections GLOBAL – World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic victims. MALABO – Equatorial Guinea holds snap presidential election. MALABO – Equatorial Guinean Chamber of Deputies Election. KATHMANDU – House of Representatives of Nepal Election. MALABO – Equatorial Guinean Senate Election. ASTANA – Kazakhstan holds snap presidential election. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 KRONG SIEM REAP, Cambodia – 9th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Defence Ministers’ Meeting (To Nov 23) – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 MANILA – Secretary of Finance of Philippines Benjamin Diokno and Alfredo E. Pascual, secretary of Trade and Industry of Philippines, to speak at think-tank led forum on infrastructure and investments – 0100 GMT BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council (Cohesion) meeting. LONDON – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will make a state visit to Britain, Buckingham Palace. (To Nov. 24) – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23 DAMASCUS – Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko visits Syria and sign different agreements with Syrian government. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24 ACCRA – Ghana’s Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, will present the 2023 budget to parliament. MEXICO CITY – Mexico hosts Pacific Alliance leaders’ summit (To Nov. 25) BARCELONA, Spain – The 7th Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) gathers the Foreign Affairs Ministers of the UfM member states. BARCELONA, Spain – EU Commission vice-president Josep Borrell and Spain’s Foreign Affairs minister, José Manuel Albares, to take part in Mediterranean forum in Barcelona. GENEVA, Switzerland – UN to hold special session on Iran at Human Rights Council – 0900 GMT – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 GLOBAL – International day for elimination of violence against women. BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) meeting. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26 BAKU – Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov to visit Azerbaijan (To Nov. 30) TAIPEI CITY – Taiwan holds key mayoral elections. MUMBAI, India – 14th anniversary of a series of devastating attacks on the Indian city by militants. The attacks, which began on Nov. 26, 2008 lasted nearly three days and left 174 people dead, including nine gunmen. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28 BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Development) meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 BUCHAREST – NATO foreign ministers meet in Bucharest with discussions focusing on Russia’s war on Ukraine. The meeting will be chaired by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg (To Nov 30) TOKYO – Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit Japan (to Nov. 30). TEHRAN, Iran – 11th anniversary of an attack on the British Embassy by dozens of Iranian students and protesters angry over Britain’s unilateral sanctions. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 LODZ, Poland – The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) holds its 29th Ministerial Council in Lodz, Poland, with foreign ministers from 57 participating states set to discuss the security situation on the continent. GLOBAL – World AIDS Day. WASHINGTON DC – U.S. President Joe Biden hosts French President Emmanuel Macron at White house for state visit. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, DECEMBER 5 BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6 TIRANA – EU-Western Balkans summit. TIRANA – The EU holds a summit with leaders of countries in the Western Balkans in Tirana, Albania. BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, DECEMBER 12 BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13 WASHINGTON DC – Washington hosts U.S.-Africa summit (To Dec 15) BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14 BRUSSELS – EU-ASEAN Summit. SUVA – Fijian House of Representatives Election. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15 BRUSSELS – European Council meeting (To Dec 16) – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17 TUNIS – Tunisian Assembly of People’s Representatives Election. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 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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