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The Week Ahead: July 12-18


Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers, Edward Nalbandian and Elmar Mammadyarov, are expected to meet on the sidelines of an OSCE meeting in Almaty on July 17.

Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers, Edward Nalbandian and Elmar Mammadyarov, are expected to meet on the sidelines of an OSCE meeting in Almaty on July 17.

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

MONDAY, July 12:


Macedonia: Croatian President Ivo Josipovic pays a one-day official visit to Skopje.


Serbia
: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets Serbian President Boris Tadic and Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic in Belgrade.

Ukraine: Ukraine-NATO Sea Breeze military exercises open in the Black sea region (to July 23).


TUESDAY, July 13:

Georgia: Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski visits Tbilisi.

Russia: Russian-German forum Petersburg Dialogue opens in Yekaterinburg (to July 15).

Ukraine: Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kostyantyn Gryshchenko visits China (to July 15).

WEDNESDAY, July 14:


Armenia: Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski visits Yerevan (to July 15).

Russia: German Chancellor Angela Merkel begins official visit to Russia (to July 15).

Russia: Nizhny Tagil hosts the 6th international exhibition Russian Defense Expo 2010 (to July 17).


THURSDAY, July 15:

Georgia
: EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton visits Tbilisi.

Georgia: French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner pays an official visit to Tbilisi.

Iraq: U.S. military plans to hand over Camp Cropper to Iraqis.

Pakistan: India's Foreign Secretary S.M. Krishna visits Islamabad.

Uzbekistan
: German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle visits Uzbekistan.


FRIDAY, July 16:


Azerbaijan: EU-Azerbaijan talks on association agreement start in Baku.

Kazakhstan: EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton visits Almaty to participate at OSCE Ministerial Meeting.

Kyrgyzstan: German, French foreign ministers are scheduled to visit Osh and Bishkek.

OSCE
: Informal meeting of OSCE foreign ministers begins in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Ukraine: Odessa International Film Festival opens (to July 24).


SATURDAY, July 17:

Armenia/Azerbaijan: Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov to meet his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian in Almaty.

SUNDAY, July 18:

Kazakhstan: German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Astana.

World: XVIII International AIDS Conference opens in Vienna (to July 23).

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