The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region
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MONDAY, March 5:
: Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian visits Brussels
, meets with NATO Secretary-General Andres Forg Rasmussen, President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso, and Chairman of the European Parliament Martin Schulz (March 7).
: OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs to discuss Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
: Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi visits Minsk
(to March 7).
: The international observers monitoring the presidential election in Russia present their preliminary postelection statement
at a news conference in Moscow.
: The ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Visegrad Group and Eastern Partnership countries
meet in Prague.
: Vienna hosts the IAEA Board of Governors Meeting
(to March 9).
: A book about Vaclav Havel, written by his former spokesman Ladislav Spacek, to be released
: Monthly press briefing by NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen
: Istanbul hosts a meeting of the Islamic Conference of Ministers responsible for Water
(to March 6).
TUESDAY, March 6:
: The 14th One World International Human Rights Film Festival
opens, focusing on documentaries highlighting protests, unrest, and revolt in various parts of the world (to March 15).
: Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili pays an official visit to Azerbaijan
(to March 7).
: The world's largest computer fair opens
in Hannover (to March 10).
: Hudson Institute in Washington
hosts a discussion of the meaning of the Russian election results and what they signal for the future of Russia and its relations with the United States.
: New America Foundation’s National Security Studies Program along with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty host a discussion on Pakistan
featuring Daud Khattak, senior editor for RFE/RL's Pakistan service, Radio Mashaal.
WEDNESDAY, March 7:
: The Azerbaijani, Turkish, and Iranian foreign ministers are planning to meet
: The European Parliament hosts a seminar titled "Life After The Soviet Union
" in Brussels.
: The EP Delegation for EU-Russia Parliamentary cooperation committee to exchange views after the presidential election in Russia
with Lilia Shibanova, head of the election observation organization Golos; Nikolay Petrov, chairman of the Carnegie Center Moscow; and Stefanie Schiffer, European Exchange Berlin.
: The Supreme Court of Pakistan holds a hearing in the case of Pakistan's Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani
: Carnegie Endowment in Washington
holds a discussion on the economic outlook for Pakistan.
: The Military Balance 2012
, the annual assessment of the military capabilities and defense economics of 170 countries to be launched in London.
: The Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings
(CUSE) holds a discussion to explore the political, economic, and foreign policy implications of the election in Russia.
THURSDAY, March 8:
: International Women's Day
FRIDAY, March 9:
: Informal foreign affairs council opens in Copenhagen
(to March 10).
SATURDAY, March 10:
: Parliamentary elections in the breakaway region of Abkhazia
SUNDAY, March 11:
: European Day for Victims of Terrorism