The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region
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MONDAY, October 28:
: Trial in the case of former parliament member Guler Ahmedova
continues in Baku.
: The Tbilisi city court set to read the verdict in the case of former Defense Minister Bacho Akhalaia
, who is charged with using excessive force in suppressing a 2006 prison riot in which seven inmates were killed.
: Representatives of Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency
(IAEA) meet in Geneva to discuss the Iranian nuclear program (to October 29).
: Ukrainian and Russian foreign ministers Leonid Kozhara and Sergei Lavrov meet in Rostov-on-Don
TUESDAY, October 29:
: Greek Defense Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos visits Yerevan
: Outgoing Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili visits Brussels
for talks with European Union leaders ahead of the key Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius in November.
: Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics visits Chisinau
(to October 30).
: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Athens
for talks on Russian-EU relations and the situation in Syria (to October 30).
: Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic visits Moscow
(to October 30).
: The United Nations Committee against Torture reviews Uzbekistan’s report
on the implementation of the UN Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
: Legatum Institute
publishes its annual Prosperity Index
World: World Bank
publishes its annual Doing Business report
WEDNESDAY, October 30:
: Yerevan hosts a meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (PA CSTO)
(to October 31).
: Annual mass wedding ceremony
takes place in Bishkek.
: Moldovan Prime Minister Iurie Leanca and Transdniestrian leader Yevgeny Shevchuk hold a meeting
in Germany as part of an international conference on a Transdniestrian settlement.
: Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repressions
: Chatham House
in London hosts a discussion titled "Inside Iran: Power, Strategy, and Challenges
: The United Nations Population Fund
(UNFPA) publishes its annual State of World Population report
THURSDAY, October 31:
: International humanitarian forum
opens in Baku (to November 1).
: The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington hosts Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki
for public remarks and a discussion on U.S.-Iraq relations, and the current challenges facing Iraq and the region.
: Center for Strategic and International Studies
(CSIS) hosts a discussion titled "The Future of the Eurasian Economic Union
FRIDAY, November 1:
: Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki meet with U.S. President Barack Obama
: Kazakh Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov pays an official visit to Bishkek
: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his French counterpart, Jean-Marc Ayrault,
hold the 18th meeting of the Russian-French commission for bilateral cooperation in Moscow.
: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu visit Tokyo
to meet their Japanese colleagues (to November 2).
SUNDAY, November 3:
: Local elections