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MONDAY, April 9:
: GUAM Secretary-General Valery Chechelashvili visits Baku
(to April 10).
: Chairwoman of Russian Federation Council Valentina Matvienko visits Baku
: Woodrow Wilson Center
in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Imperial Russia’s Criminal ‘Upperworld:’ Credit Fraud And The Limitations Of Respectability."
TUESDAY, April 10:
: The Sino-Russo-Kazakh Oil and Gas Forum
opens in Beijing (to April 13).
: A new hearing in the case of Konstantin Rodionov
, who is charged with illegally entering Georgia’s breakaway region of Abkhazia, to be held in Tbilisi.
: Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina Bakir Izetbegovic meets with NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen
: The second anniversary of the Smolensk plane crash that left Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others dead,
to be commemorated in Poland and Russia.
: Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
WEDNESDAY, April 11:
: A three-member PACE delegation to carry out a mission to Yerevan
, ahead of the parliamentary elections in Armenia on May 6, to assess the electoral framework and campaign (to April 12).
: UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan visits Tehran to discuss the situation in Syria
: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin gives his last major speech to parliament
: A six-member PACE delegation
makes a post-electoral visit to Moscow following Russia’s Presidential election (to April 13).
: Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington hosts the Global Security Forum 2012
: G8 Foreign Ministers meeting
begins in Washington (to April 12).
THURSDAY, April 12:
: The seventh meeting of the Security Council secretaries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
, which comprises China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, to be held in Beijing.
: International Day of Human Space Flight
: Global Security Forum
on global challenges in Central Europe opens in Bratislava (April 14).
SATURDAY, April 14:
: Prague Writers' Festival
: A new round of talks between Iran and six world powers
is expected to be held in Istanbul.
SUNDAY, April 15:
: Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter.