The Week Ahead: May 26 - June 1
Russia -- Police officer exchange cigarets for sweets on during World No Tobacco Day at Yaroslavsky railway station in Moscow, 31May2012
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, May 26:
: A ministerial conference of the Non-Aligned Movement
(NAM) begins in Algeria (to May 29).
: Foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and Turkey meet in Baku
to discuss bilateral and trilateral ties.
: German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits Sarajevo
(to May 27).
: Berlin hosts tripartite gas talks between the EU, Ukraine, and Russia
: European Union's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif
meet in Istanbul to discuss Teheran's nuclear program.
: Independence Day
: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Afghan President Hamid Karzai visit New Delhi
to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi.
: The international observers monitoring May 25 Ukrainian presidential election present their preliminary post-election statement
TUESDAY, May 27:
: Brussels hosts an informal dinner of EU heads of state or government
UN special rapporteur on human rights in Iran Ahmed Shaheed begins a fact-finding mission to Sweden, Austria, and Italy
, which host significant Iranian diaspora populations (to June 6).
: United States Institute of Peace in Washington hosts a discussion titled "The Future of Afghan Policing: Security After NATO Withdrawal
: The Brookings Institution in Washington hosts a discussion titled "The Russian Gas Matrix: How Markets Are Driving Change
WEDNESDAY, May 28:
: Republic Day
: Republic Day
: United States Institute of Peace in Washington hosts a discussion titled "From Dayton to Europe: A New Beginning for Post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina?
: Geneva hosts the annual International Labor Conference
(to June 12).
THURSDAY, May 29:
The presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia plan to sign a treaty on the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union
(EES) at a summit in Astana.
: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Pakistan: War and State-building in Comparative Perspective
: U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs hosts a hearing titled "Energy Needs in Asia: The U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas Option
FRIDAY, May 30:
: The 13th IISS Asia Security Summit
opens in Singapore (to June 1).
: The situation in Ukraine is expected to be the main agenda item for the NATO Parliamentary Assembly spring session
in Vilnius (to June 1).
: Carnegie Endowment in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Al-Qaeda Transformed: The Core, Its Affiliates, and Their Splinters
: Heritage Foundation in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Russian Military Modernization and Military Operations in the Crimea, North Caucasus, and Georgia
SATURDAY, May 31:
: World No Tobacco Day
SUNDAY, June 1:
: International Children's Day
: Global Day of Parents
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