The Week Ahead: February 17-23
February 23: The 70th anniversary of deportation of Chechens and Ingush to Central Asia and Siberia.
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MONDAY, February 17:
: European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee
in Brussels is scheduled to discuss Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.
: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele visits Sarajevo
: European Parliament holds an exchange of views with Georgian Foreign Minister
Maia Panjikidze in Brussels.
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hold a meeting in Vienna.
: A conditional amnesty law that exempts detained protesters from criminal charges implemented.
TUESDAY, February 18:
: Vienna hosts another round of nuclear talks between the world powers and Iran
(to February 20).
: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women in Geneva is scheduled to review the situation with women’s rights in Iraq.
Pakistan/China: Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain makes an official visit to China
(to February 21).
Russia/Middle East: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets his Gulf Arab counterparts in Kuwait
for talks expected to focus on the Syrian conflict.
: Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) co-rapporteurs visit Kyiv to meet leading personalities on all sides of the current crisis and to explore possibilities for a peaceful resolution.
WEDNESDAY, February 19:
: Nicosia hosts a meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Council of Europe's Congress of Local and Regional Authorities
to examine local and regional democracy in Armenia, as well as recent developments in Georgia, Moldova, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Ukraine.
A delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) makes a pre-election visit to Serbia
ahead of the early parliamentary elections (to February 20).
: 60th anniversary of Crimea as a part of Ukraine
: The Atlantic Council
in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Reestablishing U.S. Diplomatic Presence in Iran
THURSDAY, February 20:
: World Day of Social Justice
: Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies
(SAIS) holds a discussion titled “Diplomatic Counterinsurgency: Lessons from Bosnia-Herzegovina
FRIDAY, February 21:
SUNDAY, February 23:
: The 70th anniversary of deportation of Chechens and Ingush
to Central Asia and Siberia.
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