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The Week Ahead: July 11-17


Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is scheduled to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is scheduled to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington.

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


MONDAY, July 11:

Armenia/Ukraine: Speaker of the Ukrainian parliament (Verkhovna Rada) Volodymyr Lytvyn visits Yerevan (July 12).

Bosnia-Herzegovina: 16th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre.

Iran/Slovenia: Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi visits Ljubljana.

Middle East: The Quartet of Middle East peace negotiators -- the United States, Russia, the European Union, and the United Nations -- are scheduled to meet in Washington.

Russia/U.S.: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is scheduled to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington (to July 13).

UN: UN Human Rights Council session begins in Geneva (to July 29).

UN: World Population Day.


TUESDAY, July 12:

Iran/Austria: Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi visits Vienna.

India/Pakistan: United States Institute of Peace hosts a discussion titled "The Quest for India-Pakistan Normalization."

OECD: The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) publishes its International Migration Outlook 2011.

Russia/Belarus/Kazakhstan: Prime ministers of Customs Union participating countries -- Vladimir Putin of Russia, Mikhail Myasnikovich of Belarus, and Karim Massimov of Kazakhstan -- meet in Moscow.

Russia/Switzerland: President of Switzerland Micheline Calmy-Rey pays a working visit to Russia (to July 13).


WEDNESDAY, July 13:

Armenia/Macedonia/Moldova: U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to discuss ambassadorial nominations to Armenia, Macedonia, and Moldova.

Iran/Syria: Iran and Syria hold a meeting of a joint economic committee in Damascus (to July 14).

Kosovo: The International Institute For Strategic Studies in London hosts Kosovo's Deputy Prime Minister Edita Tahiri.


THURSDAY, July 14:

Armenia: The International Institute For Strategic Studies in London hosts Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian.

Iraq: Republic Day.


FRIDAY, July 15:

Iraq/Egypt: Egypt's national carrier Egyptair starts operating direct flights to Iraq after a 21-year break.

Ukraine: Odessa International Film Festival (to July 23).


SUNDAY, July 17:

Azerbaijan/Russia: Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov visits Russia (to July 18).

Balkans: Presidents of Croatia, Serbia, and members of Bosnian Presidency to hold a meeting in Brijuni, Croatia (to July 18).

Russia/Germany: Russian-German forum "Petersburg Dialogue" opens in Wolfsburg and Hannover (to July 19).

World: World Day for International Justice, which commemorates the adoption of the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court.

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