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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.

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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