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The Week Ahead: January 31 - February 6


U.S. hikers held in Iran and charged with espionage and illegally crossing the border are expected to appear in court on February 6.

U.S. hikers held in Iran and charged with espionage and illegally crossing the border are expected to appear in court on February 6.

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


MONDAY, January 31:

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Bosnian political leaders meet to discuss the formation of central government.

EU: EU Foreign Affairs Council meets to discuss Belarus, Iran, the Middle East, and Russia.

Pakistan: United States Institute of Peace holds a conference titled: "The Future of Pakistan" in Washington.

Russia: Russian opposition to hold a rally in Moscow’s Triumph Square and other Russian cities.


TUESDAY, February 1:

Azerbaijan/Greece: Meeting of Azerbaijan-Greece intergovernmental commission.

Russia: A monument to Russia’s first president, Boris Yeltsin, to be unveiled in Yekaterinburg as part of the celebrations of the 80th anniversary of Boris Yeltsin's birth.

Kyrgyzstan: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is scheduled to visit Bishkek for talks on trade and investment (to February 2).

Ukraine: IMF mission visits Kyiv to review its loan program with the country.

World: World Interfaith Harmony Week.


WEDNESDAY, February 2:

Georgia: Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze to visit Luxembourg.

Iraq: Overseas Security Advisory Council holds meeting in Baghdad.

Belarus: Poland to host conference to aid Belarusian opposition.

Russia: Investment bank Troika Dialog holds an international conference billed as the Russian Davos in Moscow (to February 4).


THURSDAY, February 3:

Ukraine: Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister on Economic Affairs Serhiy Tihipko visits Slovakia to study pension reform.

Ukraine: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych pays a state visit to Poland (to February 4).


FRIDAY, February 4:

World: World Cancer Day.

World: The 47th Munich Security Conference brings together senior figures from around the world to engage in an intensive debate on current and future security challenges (to February 6).


SATURDAY, February 5:

Iran: The 29th Fajr International Film Festival opens in Tehran (to February 15).


SUNDAY, February 6:

Iran: U.S. hikers held in Iran and charged with espionage and illegally crossing the border are expected to appear in court.

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