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The Week Ahead: March 2-8


March 3: Slain opposition politician Boris Nemtsov's funeral to be held in Moscow.

March 3: Slain opposition politician Boris Nemtsov's funeral to be held in Moscow.

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, March 2:
Czech Republic: The 17th annual One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival opens in Prague (to March 11).​
Global: Barcelona hosts the Mobile World Congress (to March 5).
Moldova: Danish and Polish foreign ministers visit Chisinau for talks about the implementation of Association Agreement with the EU.

U.K.: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled Pakistan, Afghanistan, And A History Of Mistrust.
Ukraine/Russia: EU-mediated talks on Russia's gas deliveries to Ukraine are expected to be held in Brussels.


TUESDAY, March 3:
Croatia/Bosnia-Herzegovina: Newly elected Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic visits Sarajevo for her first official foreign trip.

India/Pakistan: Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar visits Islamabad to resume talks between the two countries after a six-month break.
Russia: Slain opposition politician Boris Nemtsov's funeral to be held in Moscow.
Russia: Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev visits Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (to March 4).
Russia/Belarus: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka attend a meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Union State in Moscow.
U.K./Eastern Partnership: Foreign Policy Center hosts a discussion titled Trouble In The Neighbourhood? The Future Of The EU's Eastern Partnership in Edinburgh.
U.S./Moldova: U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Chisinau to meet with senior officials from the newly formed Moldovan government.
WEDNESDAY, March 4:
EU: The European Commission and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini launch a consultation on the future of the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) in Brussels.

India/Afghanistan: Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar visits Kabul.
Kazakhstan: A French court expected to decide on extradition of the fugitive Kazakh tycoon Mukhtar Ablyazov.
U.S./U.K.: U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits London to meet with senior U.K. government officials to discuss ongoing cooperation on a wide range of bilateral, regional, and global issues, including the crisis in Ukraine and counter-ISIL coordination.
THURSDAY, March 5:
Global: Geneva hosts the International Motor Show (to March 15).
U.S./Germany: U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Berlin to meet senior German officials to discuss a broad range of bilateral, regional, and global issues.
U.S./Russia/Ukraine: Atlantic Council in Washington hosts a discussion titled Human Rights Abuses In Russian-Occupied Crimea.
FRIDAY, March 6:
U.S./Middle East: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visits London to meet with Gulf foreign ministers to discuss shared regional priorities.
U.S./Ukraine: U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Kyiv to meet with senior government officials and civil society representatives.
SATURDAY, March 7:
U.S./France: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Paris, meets with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.
SUNDAY, March 8:

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