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The Week Ahead: April 1-7


April 7: World Health Day. The theme for 2013 is high blood pressure.

April 7: World Health Day. The theme for 2013 is high blood pressure.

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, April 1:

Georgia/Portugal: Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze is visiting Lisbon.

Iran/Egypt: Iranian Deputy Finance Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian is holding a press conference in Cairo.


TUESDAY, April 2:

Armenia: Human rights Ombudsman Karen Andreasian is presenting a report in Gyumri on the February 18 presidential election in Armenia.

Czech Republic: Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg is meeting with the Foreign Minister of the Palestinian National Authority Riyad al-Maliki in Prague.

EU: Czech President Milos Zeman is to sign an addendum to the Lisbon Treaty enabling the establishment of the eurozone's new rescue fund.

Serbia/Kosovo: Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and Kosovar Prime Minister Hashim Thaci are scheduled to resume talks in Brussels.

U.S./Caucasus: Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies is hosting a discussion titled “Nagorno-Karabakh: Understanding Conflict.

UN: World Autism Awareness Day.


WEDNESDAY, April 3:

Russia/Angola: Angolan Foreign Minister Georges Rebelo Chikoti is meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow.

Turkey/Lithuania: Turkish President Abdullah Gul is paying an official visit to Vilnius (until April 4).


THURSDAY, April 4:

Kazakhstan/Ukraine: Kazakh Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov is paying an official visit to Kyiv (until April 5).

Russia/U.S.: U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul is attending a roundtable discussion at Russia’s Public Chamber in Moscow.

UN: International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.


FRIDAY, April 5:

Armenia: Supporters of the leader of the opposition Heritage Party, Raffi Hovannisian, are to hold a rally in Yerevan.

Iran/Kazakhstan: Almaty is hosting a second round of talks between Iran and world powers on Tehran's nuclear program.

Moldova: Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti is expected to propose a new prime minister.

Uzbekistan/CIS: Tashkent is hosting the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Commonwealth of Independent States.


SATURDAY, April 6:

Kazakhstan/China: Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev is visiting China and attending the annual Boao Forum for Asia (until April 8).

Russia: A rally in support of people held in custody after last year’s clashes with the police is expected in Moscow.


SUNDAY, April 7:

Azerbaijan: Baku is hosting the World Economic Forum Strategic Dialogue on the Future of the South Caucasus and Central Asia meeting (until April 8).

Georgia: Monitoring co-rapporteurs for Georgia from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) are visitingTbilisi (until April 12).

Macedonia: Second round of local elections.

Montenegro: Presidential election.

Russia/Germany: Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting Germany and meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (until April 8).

WHO: World Health Day. The theme for 2013 is high blood pressure.

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