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The Week Ahead: August 25-31


India -- Parveena Ahanger, chairperson of the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP), addresses a demonstration to mark the International Day of Disappeared Persons in Srinagar, 30Aug2012

India -- Parveena Ahanger, chairperson of the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP), addresses a demonstration to mark the International Day of Disappeared Persons in Srinagar, 30Aug2012

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, August 25:
Iran/Iraq: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visits Najaf, one of the holiest cities for Shiite Muslims.
Georgia/Austria: Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze visits Austria.
TUESDAY, August 26:
Belarus: Minsk hosts a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, as well as officials from the European Union and the Eurasian Customs Union, which comprises Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus.
PACE: The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) President Anne Brasseur makes an official visit to Prague (to August 27).
WEDNESDAY, August 27:
Romania: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania hosts a meeting of the foreign ministers of Moldova, Ukraine, and Georgia in Bucharest (to August 29).
THURSDAY, August 28:

U.S.: Freedom House hosts in Washington a discussion titled "Empowering Human Rights Defenders in Exile."
FRIDAY, August 29:
EU: An informal meeting of European Union foreign ministers (Gymnich) begins in Milan under the Italian EU Presidency (to August 30).
Iran/Russia: Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is scheduled to visit Moscow.
SATURDAY, August 30:
EU: EU leaders meet in Brussels to discuss a number of key appointments to be made for top EU positions.
Ukraine: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko visits Brussels.
SUNDAY, August 31:
Kyrgyzstan: Independence Day.
Moldova: Language Day.
World: 2014 World Water Week begins in Stockholm (to September 5).

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