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The Week Ahead: November 18-24


November 22 marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas.

November 22 marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas.

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

Now on Twitter! Daily updates at @The_Week_Ahead.



MONDAY, November 18:

Armenia/Russia: Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow to discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and Customs Union issues.

Azerbaijan: Trial of opposition leaders Tofig Yagublu and Ilgar Mammadov opens in the provincial town of Sheki.

EU: European Union's Foreign Affairs Council meeting opens in Brussels focusing on the Eastern Partnership, Bosna-Herzegovina, China, and migration issues in the Mediterranean.

Kyrgyzstan/South Korea: Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev makes an official visit to Seoul (to November 20).

Russia/Syria: Syrian government delegation visits Moscow to meet with Russian Foreign Ministry officials.

Ukraine/Azerbaijan: Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev makes an official visit to Kyiv.


TUESDAY, November 19:

Armenia/Azerbaijan: A meeting between the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Serzh Sarkisian and Ilham Aliyev, is scheduled to be held in Vienna.

Belarus: Belarusian Foreign Minister Uladzimer Makei visits Moscow, meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

EU: European Union's General Affairs Council meeting opens in Brussels.


WEDNESDAY, November 20:

Iran: Nuclear talks between six world powers (Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States, and Germany) and Iran resumes in Geneva (to November 22).

Caspian Region: Moscow hosts a meeting on the legal status of the Caspian Sea (November 22).

Russia/CIS: St. Petersburg hosts a meeting of heads of government of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

Russia/Israel: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits Moscow, meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

UNICEF: Universal Children's Day.


THURSDAY, November 21:

Afghanistan: Tribal elders and other prominent figures from across Afghanistan are expected to gather for a Loya Jirga, or Grand Council, in Kabul.

Russia/Georgia: Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin is expected to meet with the Georgian prime minister's special envoy for Russia, Zurab Abashidze, in Prague.

UK/Kazakhstan: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion with Kazakh Foreign Minister Irlan Idrisov on the Kazakhstan's foreign policy priorities.

UN: World Television Day.


FRIDAY, November 22:

Russia/Turkey: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits Moscow, meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

UK/Russia/Afghanistan: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Russia's Preparations for ISAF Withdrawal."

U.S.: The 50th anniversary of the U.S. President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas.


SATURDAY, November 23:

Georgia: Georgia marks the 10th anniversary of the Rose Revolution, which brought Mikheil Saakashvili to power.

IFEX: International Day To End Impunity.

Ukraine: National Day of Remembrance of Famine (Holodomor) Victims.

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