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The Week Ahead: April 19-25

Belarus holds local elections on April 25.
Belarus holds local elections on April 25.

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

MONDAY, April 19:

Azerbaijan: Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu visits Azerbaijan.

Uzbekistan/Russia: Uzbek President Islam Karimov visits Moscow (to April 20).

TUESDAY, April 20:

Armenia/Russia: Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian visits Moscow.

Iran: Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu visits Tehran for talks on nuclear dispute.

Serbia: The foreign ministers of Serbia, Spain and Turkey meet in Belgrade.

WEDNESDAY, April 21:

Azerbaijan: Chatham House hosts a discussion on the geopolitics of Azerbaijan.

Kazakhstan: Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev pays a state visit to South Korea (to April 23).

Russia/Ukraine: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovych meet in Kharkiv.

THURSDAY, April 22:

Georgia: Chatham House hosts a discussion on the Georgia's new strategic approach to conflict resolution.

World: Geneva hosts the sixth World conference on investigative journalism.

World: The 40th anniversary of the birth of Earth Day.

FRIDAY, April 23:

Iran: Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad visits Zimbabwe, Uganda.

SATURDAY, April 24:

Armenia: Armenians worldwide commemorate the mass killings of 1915.

Russia: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visits Austria (Reuters).

SUNDAY, April 25:

: Local elections.

Background: Central Election Committee of the Republic of Belarus

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