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The Week Ahead: January 10-16


Ambassadors from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are expected to visit Iranian nuclear facilities on January 15-16.

Ambassadors from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are expected to visit Iranian nuclear facilities on January 15-16.

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


MONDAY, January 10:

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Bosnian political leaders meet in Sarajevo to discuss the formation of a new cabinet.

Iraq: Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu visits Iraq (NOTE: The visit has reportedly been postponed).

Ukraine: EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule visits Ukraine (to January 11).


TUESDAY, January 11:

Russia: The Russian Duma opens its spring session.

U.S./Pakistan: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visits Pakistan (to January 12).
Background: "Pakistan's moment" ("The Washington Post")


WEDNESDAY, January 12:

EU/Belarus: European Parliament committees and delegations hold meeting on the situation in Belarus.

Pakistan/U.S.: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari visits the United States, meets U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

World: The World Economic Forum launches its annual "Global Risk Report" in London.


THURSDAY, January 13:

EU/Azerbaijan: European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Commissioner for Energy Gunther Oettinger travel to Baku for an official visit (to January 14).

World: Freedom House launches the findings of "Freedom In The World 2011: The Authoritarian Challenge To Democracy" in Washington.


FRIDAY, January 14:

EU/Turkmenistan: European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Commissioner for Energy Gunther Oettinger travel to Ashgabat for an official visit (to January 15).

Pakistan/U.S.: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is scheduled to attend a memorial service for Richard Holbrooke in Washington.


SATURDAY, January 15:

Iran: Iran has invited Russia, China, the EU, and its allies among the Arab and developing world to tour its nuclear sites (to January 16).

World: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia anyone can edit, celebrates its 10th anniversary.


SUNDAY, January 16:

Azerbaijan: Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev pays an official visit to Latvia (to January 18).

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