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 11:
: British Permanent Under-Secretary Simon Fraser visits Yerevan
(to March 12).
: Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev pays an official visit to Zagreb
(to March 12).
: Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa and his Croatian counterpart Zoran Milanovic
sign an agreement settling banking row.
: European Day for Victims of Terrorism
: The European Union Foreign Affairs Council meeting
begins in Brussels.
: European Parliament Plenary Session
opens in Strasbourg (to March 14).
: The Georgian-U.S. military exercises "Combat Spirit 2013"
start in Georgia.
: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad
inaugurate the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline.
: The trial of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky
, who died in pretrial detention in 2009, begins in Moscow. (NOTE: The trial has been adjourned
until March 22).
: Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic
visit Brussels to meet EU officials.
: A Ukrainian delegation headed by Energy Minister Eduard Stavitsky visits Baku
(to March 12).
: Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Komilov and other high-level Uzbek officials visit Washington for talks
(to March 13).
: The International Criminal Court celebrates the 10th anniversary of its inaugural session
in The Hague.
TUESDAY, March 12:
: Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian visits Moscow
and meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
: Aleksandr Ankvab, leader of Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia, visits Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin
: Serbia marks the 10th anniversary of the assassination of Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic
: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Is Peaceful Political Transition in Afghanistan Possible?"
: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Who is Vladimir Putin?"
: Reporters Without Borders celebrates World Day Against Cyber-Censorship
and awards the Netizen Prize
, with the aim of drawing the public’s attention to the need to defend online free expression.
WEDNESDAY, March 13:
: British Permanent Under-Secretary Simon Fraser visits Tbilisi
: London hosts 2+2 format meetings of the Russian and UK foreign and defense ministers
: Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies hosts a discussion titled "Ukraine, Past and Future: A Debate."
THURSDAY, March 14:
: British Permanent Under-Secretary Simon Fraser visits Baku
: EU leaders meet in Brussels for European Council meeting
(to March 15).
: European Consumer Day
: EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton meets with Kosovar Premier Hashim Thaci
: Russian President Vladimir Putin holds talks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas
: The International Institute For Strategic Studies
(IISS) launches its annual military balance report.
: The United Nations Development Program
(UNDP) publishes its annual human development report.
: Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies hosts a discussion titled "Iran and the Caucasus."
FRIDAY, March 15:
: Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Russian President Vladimir Putin
take part in a meeting of the Russia-Belarus Union Supreme State Council in St. Petersburg.
: The 8th annual Brussels Forum
, a high-level meeting of the most influential North American and European thinkers, opens (to March 17).
: Syria marks the second anniversary of the ongoing uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
SATURDAY, March 16:
: Iraq commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Halabjah chemical weapons attack
against Kurdish civilians.
SUNDAY, March 17:
: Istanbul hosts the next round of nuclear talks between Iran and the six world powers
: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych visits Dushanbe
(to March 18).