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MONDAY, September 23:
: Baku hosts military training of Azerbaijani, Turkish, and Georgian personnel
on protection of oil and gas pipelines (to September 27).
: Members of the Iranian parliament
are scheduled to visit Baku.
: A ceremony is expected to be held in which Iran will take control of the Russian-built nuclear power station in Bushehr
: U.S. Special Advisor for Children’s Issues Susan Jacobs
: Moldova's Prime Minister Iurie Leanca meets with Transdniestrian leader Yevgeny Shevchuk
: A joint meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Foreign Ministers Council
opens in Sochi.
: Finnish President Sauli Niinisto
visits Russia, participates in international forum on the Arctic region
in Salekhard (to September 25).
TUESDAY, September 24:
: The prime ministers of Belarus, Russia, and Kazakhstan attend the Supreme Eurasian Council
meeting in Astana (to September 25).
: Salekhard hosts international forum titled "The Arctic: Territory of dialogue
: General debate of the 68th session of the General Assembly
begins in New York (to October 1).
WEDNESDAY, September 25:
: The European Policy Center in Brussels hosts a discussion titled "The future of the western Balkans and the role of Turkey
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Belarusian counterpart, Mikhail Myasnikovich,
are expected to meet in Astana.
: International tourism exhibition Astana Leisure 2013
opens (to September 27).
: U.S. Special Advisor for Children’s Issues Susan Jacobs visits
Kyrgyzstan (to September 26).
: Chatham House in London holds a debate titled "Ukraine and the EU Association Agreement: To Sign or Not to Sign?
THURSDAY, September 26:
: A joint meeting of the GUAM Foreign Ministers Council begins in New York
within the framework of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly.
: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is due to meet the six international mediators
in a settlement of Iran’s nuclear program on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.
: Sochi hosts International Investment Forum 2013
(to September 29).
FRIDAY, September 27:
: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iran
are expected to meet for talks in Vienna.
: World Tourism Day
SATURDAY, September 28:
: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon holds a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry
to discuss crisis in Syria.
SUNDAY, September 29:
: World Heart Day