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Today in Washington ——————————————————————– This diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ——————————————————————– FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

** BANGKOK – President of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc will pay an official visit to Thailand and attend the 29th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand (To Nov 19)

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** WELLINGTON – New Zealand Prime minister Jacinda Ardern and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet on the sidelines of the APEC summit.

** TALLINN – Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo Albin Kurti will visit Estonia and hold a joint news conference with Prime Minister Kaja Kallas – 0930 GMT

** BANGKOK – U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris gives a keynote address at the APEC CEO summit in Bangkok, Thailand.

** LISBON – President of Mozambique Filipe Nyuzi meets his Portuguese counterpart Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa in Lisbon – 1500 GMT

** ATHENS – Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Aleksandar Vucic, president of Serbia, meet in Athens.

** FRANKFURT, Germany – German Finance Minister Christian Lindner to speak at a Frankfurt financial conference – 0800 GMT

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** SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt – German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock holds a news conference at the COP 27 summit – 1030 GMT ATHENS – The Minister of Defence and Deputy Prime Minister of Israel Benny Gantz who will conduct an official visit to Greece will meet with his counterpart Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, Minister for National Defence of Greece (final day) NEW DELHI – Fayssal Mekdad, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Syria, visits India (To Nov 21) BOGOTA – U.S. Undersecretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland will visit Colombia (final day). ABU DHABI – Abu Dhabi holds financial conference (final day) BANGKOK – Emmanuel Macron, president of the French Republic, and his delegation are scheduled to visit Thailand (final day) STANLEY – Princess Anne, member of the British royal family will visit the Falkland Islands. (To Nov. 22) JAKARTA – U.S. Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin will pay a visit to Indonesia. SEOUL – Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez, meets South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol in Seoul to boost bilateral ties. BANGKOK – Thai Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith speaks at a business seminar on green financial system – 0230 GMT. BANGKOK – Visiting APEC leaders have an audience with Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn – 1030 GMT. MADRID – Spain´s economy minister Nadia Calvino holds a meeting with the EU commissioner for competition Margrethe Vestager, followed by presser – 1200 GMT. OSLO – Angola’s President Joao Manuel Goncalves Lourenco visits Norway and will meet with Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere – 1300 GMT. 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

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** BANGKOK – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida holds a news conference after attending the APEC Summit in Bangkok – 0600 GMT

** MOSCOW – Cuban President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel arrives in Russia for a three-day visit (To Nov 21) DJERBA – The Tunisian island of Djerba is hosting the XVIII Francophonie Summit which will be attended by France’s President Emmanuel Macron and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (to Nov. 20) MADRID – Spain´s economy minister Nadia Calvino addresses the Economic Commission on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Spain’s entry into NATO – 0830 GMT. 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

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** MANILA – U.S. Vice President Kamala lands in Manila to begin a two-day trip in the Philippines (To Nov 21)

** HELSINKI – Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki will visit Finland and meet Prime Minister Sanna Marin. 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

** MANILA – U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris holds a talk on “Empowering Women and Girls” for young Filipino women during the Manila leg of her visit to the Philippines.

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** PARIS – Catherine Colonna, minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France, will co-chair the third ministerial conference of the Moldova Support Platform with her minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany Annalena Baerbock and Foreign Affairs Minister of Romania Bogdan Aurescu – 0930 GMT

** PARIS – President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev will make an official visit to France (To Nov 22)

LISBON – Brazilian Vice-President Hamilton Mourao on a four-day visit to Lisbon (To Nov 24) MANILA – U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris holds a bilateral meeting with Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. during her visit to the Philippines. KRONG SIEM REAP, Cambodia – 9th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Defence Ministers’ Meeting (To Nov 23) – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22

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** MANILA – Philippines Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno delivers a speech at a fintech forum – 0030 GMT

** LONDON – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses Britain’s parliament during state visit.

** REYKJAVIK – Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin to visit Iceland and meet Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir in Reykjavik (To Nov 23)

** YEREVAN – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit Yerevan, Armenia (To Nov 23) MANILA – Philippines finance and trade ministers to speak at think-tank led forum on infrastructure and investments – 0100 GMT. PARIS – Members of the 22-nation European Space Agency hold a two-day ministerial meeting in Paris (to Nov. 23). 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

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** CASTELLON, Spain – Spanish-Romanian summit to take place in Castellon.

** BRUSSELS – Ignazio Cassis, president of the Swiss Confederation, will be received on a state visit by King Philippe of the Belgians (To Nov 25) BERLIN – German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier meets counterpart Nicos Anastasiades of Cyprus in Berlin – 0900 GMT. DAMASCUS – Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko visits Syria and sign different agreements with Syrian government. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24

** KAUNAS, Lithuania – Polish President Andrzej Duda arrives in Lithuania to meet President Gitanas Nauseda, Latvian President Egils Levits and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis (To Nov 25)

** MADRID – Spain Economy Minister Nadia Calvino and Mairead McGuinness, commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union of the European Commission, take part in a conference on “Key topics for financial stability in Europe,” organized by Real Instituto Elcano – 1045 GMT OSLO – Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis to visit Norway (to Nov. 26) 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 (To Dec 2) 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. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7 MONTREAL – UN Biodiversity Conference (COP-15) held in Montreal Canada (to Dec. 19) – – – – – – – – – 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. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, JANUARY 3 MANILA – Philippines’ President Ferdinand Marcos starts his multi-day state visit to China upon invitation by Chinese President Xi Jinping (to Jan. 5) – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, JANUARY 13

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