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The Week Ahead: March 22-28

New Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov to be inaugurated on March 25.
New Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov to be inaugurated on March 25.

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

MONDAY, March 22:

Belarus: Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka visits Brazil as part of his Latin American tour.

Georgia: PACE monitoring mission visits Tbilisi (to March 24).

Moldova: PACE President Mevlut Cavusoglu makes an official visit to Chisinau (to March 25).

Russia: PACE monitoring mission on North Caucasus visits Moscow (to March 28).

World: UN World Water Day.

TUESDAY, March 23:

Afghanistan: Afghan President Hamid Karzai begins a three-day state visit to China.

Kazakhstan: Kazakh Foreign Minister Kanat Saudabayev visits Tokyo.

WEDNESDAY, March 24:

Georgia: Former Czech President Vaclav Havel visits Tbilisi (NOTE: This visit was reported canceled).

Kyrgyzstan: Fifth anniversary of Tulip Revolution.

Background: "Kyrgyz Find Little To Celebrate On 'Tulip' Anniversary" (RFE/RL)

Background: "Radio Silence Marks the Tulip Revolution's Anniversary" (RFE/RL)

Pakistan: Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi visits the U.S.

: UN World Tuberculosis Day.

THURSDAY, March 25:

Russia: Inauguration of new Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov.

FRIDAY, March 26:

Russia: Moscow hosts CIS Council of Foreign Ministers.

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