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The Week Ahead: November 24-30

November 25-27: Czech President Milos Zeman visits Tajikistan.

November 25-27: Czech President Milos Zeman visits Tajikistan.

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, November 24:
Belarus/EU: Representatives of Belarus and the European Union hold talks on visa liberalization and readmission in Brussels (to November 25).
Europe: Vienna hosts the Central European Initiative Summit.

EU: European Parliament's Plenary Session opens in Strasbourg (to November 27).

Kazakhstan/Czech Republic: Czech President Milos Zeman visits Astana (to November 25).
Kazakhstan/Uzbekistan: Uzbek President Islam Karimov visits Astana (to November 25).

TUESDAY, November 25:
Bosnia-Herzegovina: Statehood Day.
Tajikistan/Czech Republic: Czech President Milos Zeman visits Dushanbe (to November 27).
The Vatican: Pope Francis is scheduled to address the European Parliament and the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.
WEDNESDAY, November 26:
Russia/Syria: Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem visits Moscow (to November 27).
THURSDAY, November 27:
Russia/CoE: Council of Europe Secretary-General Thorbjorn Jagland visits Moscow (to November 29).
Ukraine: EU's new neighborhood and enlargement negotiation commissioner Johannes Hahn visits Kyiv (to November 28).

FRIDAY, November 28:
The Vatican/Turkey: Pope Francis visits Ankara and Istanbul (to November 30).
SATURDAY, November 29:
SUNDAY, November 30:

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