The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region
MONDAY, March 14:
: OSCE Chairman-in-Office and Lithuanian Foreign Minister Audronius Azubalis visits Baku
: President of the Swiss Confederation Micheline Calmy-Rey visits Baku
, meets with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
join counterparts from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan in Paris to discuss Libya "no-fly" zone.
: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets with Dutch counterpart Uri Rosenthal
: Bakir Izetbegovic, Bosnian member of the tripartite Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Kosovar Prime Minister Hashim Thaci attend "Leaders Of Change Summit
" in Istanbul.
: Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov to visit Turkey and Israel
(to March 16).
TUESDAY, March 15:
: The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs
are scheduled to visit Baku to meet with Azerbaijani top officials.
: Prime ministers of Customs Union participating countries -- Mikhail Myasnikovich of Belarus, Karim Massimov of Kazakhstan, and Vladimir Putin of Russia -- meet in Minsk.
: A session of the Council of Ministers of the Union State of Russia and Belarus
begins in Minsk.
: OSCE Chairman-in-Office and Lithuanian Foreign Minister Audronius Azubalis visits Tbilisi
(to March 16).
: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits Moscow
, meets with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (to March 16).
WEDNESDAY, March 16:
: U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds hearing in Washington on the situation in Afghanistan
: The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs are expected to visit Yerevan
: Third Russia and CIS summit on anticorruption organized by the American Conference Institute
opens in Moscow (to March 17).
THURSDAY, March 17:
: Armenian opposition plans to hold a protest rally
: OSCE Chairman-in-Office and Lithuanian Foreign Minister Audronius Azubalis visits Yerevan
(to March 18).
: Brookings Institution hosts President Mikheil Saakashvili
to discuss Georgia’s domestic changes in an often difficult international environment.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev visits Moscow
: Meeting of defense ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
(SCO) member states to be held in Astana.
: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to visit Kazan, capital of Tatarstan
(to March 17).
FRIDAY, March 18:
: CIS Business Leaders Forum "20 Years Together: The Experience Of Cooperation And Prospects"
opens in Moscow.
: Kyrgyz Prime Minister Almazbek Atambayev visits Moscow
SUNDAY, March 20:
U.S./Russia: U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is scheduled to visit Russia
and to meet with Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov.