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The Week Ahead: April 5-11


U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev are expected to sign the new START treaty on nuclear arms reduction in Prague on April 8.

U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev are expected to sign the new START treaty on nuclear arms reduction in Prague on April 8.

The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.

MONDAY, April 5:


Georgia: Tbilisi hosts the first Georgia-NATO Interparliamentary Council meeting (to April 8).

Tajikistan: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits Dushanbe.



TUESDAY, April 6:

Armenia: Yerevan hosts the 37th Congress of the International Federation for Human Rights.

Azerbaijan: Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev visits Estonia (to April 8).

Bosnia-Herzegovina: U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Jim Steinberg and Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos visit Sarajevo.

Russia: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visits Slovakia (to April 7).



WEDNESDAY, April 7:

Kazakhstan: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits Astana.

Kosovo: U.S. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg visits Pristina (Reuters).

Russia: Russian and Polish Prime Ministers Vladimir Putin and Donald Tusk attend a memorial service to mark the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre.

Ukraine: President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych pays an official visit to Kazakhstan.

World
: World Health Day.



THURSDAY, April 8:

Czech Republic: U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev are expected to sign the new START treaty on nuclear arms reduction in Prague.

Background: "After Delays, New START Pact Might Bring Fringe Benefits" (RFE/RL)


FRIDAY, April 9:

Iran
: National Nuclear Technology Day.

Russia/Ukraine
: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Kyiv (to April 10).


SATURDAY, April 10:

Russia: Polish President Lech Kaczynski is expected to attend a memorial service to mark the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre.

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