The Week Ahead: July 16-22
Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, begins on July 20.
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, July 16:
: UN Human Rights Committee
in Geneva to examine the report submitted by Armenia
: Irainian Vice President Mohammad Javad Mohammadizadeh visits Yerevan
(to July 18).
: Pakistani religious group holds a march
in Peshawar against the reopening of the NATO supply lines.
: Khabarovsk hosts the APEC meeting of ministers responsible for the environment
(to July 18).
: PACE Monitoring Committee delegation
to visit Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod (to July 19).
: A Turkmen delegation headed by the deputy chairman of the cabinet of ministers, Hojamuhammed Muhammedov, visits Maldives
(to July 17).
: UN Special Envoy Kofi Annan meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow
to discuss the situation in Syria.
: A French delegation headed by Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian visits Tashkent
: IMF releases updated World Economic Outlook and Global Financial Stability Report
TUESDAY, July 17:
: Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski visits Baku
(to July 18).
: The first Russian-Iranian business forum
opens in Moscow (to July 19).
: Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta is scheduled to visit Chisinau
: Chatham House hosts a discussion titled "Transnational Aspects of Russian Organized Crime
" in London.
: Center for Strategic and International Studies
hosts a discussion with John Pepper on the occasion of his new book, "Russian Tide," in Washington.
: U.S. National Security Council representative Ellis Wells visits Tajikistan
: World Day for International Justice
WEDNESDAY, July 18:
: Minsk hosts the Belarus-Russia Union State Council of Ministers meeting
: Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze is scheduled to visit Japan
(to July 20).
: Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga visits Brussels
: King Juan Carlos I of Spain visits Moscow
(to July 19).
: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits Moscow
: Wilson Center hosts a discussion titled "Pakistan's Constitutional Crisis and Implications for U.S. Policy
" in Washington.
: U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of the U.S. ambassador to Serbia
: Nelson Mandela International Day
THURSDAY, July 19:
: Presidential election in Azerbaijan's breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region
: Tenth anniversary of the death of Alexander Ginzburg
, a leading dissident and writer during the Soviet era.
: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon begins his visit to the western Balkan countries
FRIDAY, July 20:
: Richard Morningstar takes the oath as the new U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan
: Mandate of UN observer mission in Syria (UNSMIS)
: Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, begins
SUNDAY, July 22:
: 19th International Aids Conference
opens in Washington (to July 27).
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