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The Week Ahead: March 8-14

A high-level delegation from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly visits Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.

The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.

MONDAY, March 8:

Afghanistan: Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad visits Kabul (NOTE: This visit was reported postponed).

Iran: Tehran hosts the 17th International Conference on Central Asia & Caucasus (Trend).

World: International Women's Day.

TUESDAY, March 9:

Armenia: Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian visits Paris (to March 11).

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Former Bosnian Vice President Ejup Ganic expected to appear in court in London.

Background: "Karadzic Trial, Ganic Extradition Request Awaken Ghosts Of Bosnian War" (RFE/RL)

Russia: Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and Foreign Minister Carl Bildt visit Moscow.

Russia/U.S.: Russian and U.S. negotiators resume talks on an arms control treaty (START) in Geneva.

Georgia: A high-level delegation from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly visits Tbilisi (to March 10).

WEDNESDAY, March 10:

Afghanistan/Pakistan: Afghan President Hamid Karzai begins a two-day visit to Islamabad.

: A high-level delegation from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly visits Yerevan (to March 13).

Azerbaijan: Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk visits Baku.

Kyrgyzstan: U.S. Central Command chief David Petraeus visits Bishkek (Reuters).

OSCE: Miklos Haraszti, the OSCE's Representative on Freedom of the Media, finishes his second three-year term at the office.

Background: "Fighting For Freedom Of Expression: Interview With Miklos Haraszti" (OSCE)

Russia: King Abdullah of Jordan makes a working visit to Moscow (to March 11).

THURSDAY, March 11:

Belarus: A Belarusian delegation led by First Deputy Prime Minister Uladzimir Semashko travels to Venezuela.

Georgia: Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk visits Tbilisi.

: Moscow hosts the 2nd Russia and CIS summit on combatting corruption.

Russia: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visits India (to March 12).

FRIDAY, March 12:

Armenia: Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk visits Yerevan.

SATURDAY, March 13:

Azerbaijan: A high-level delegation from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly visits Baku (to March 16).

SUNDAY, March 14:

Russia: Local and regional elections held in 75 subjects of the Russian Federation, including elections for eight regional legislatures.

Official Site: Russian Central Election Commission
Background: "Opposition Sidelined Ahead of Test of Medvedev's Election Pledges" ("The Moscow Times")

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