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The Week Ahead: May 17-23

New draft constitution of Kyrgyzstan to be finalized and presented to the public on May 20.

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

MONDAY, May 17:

Azerbaijan: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits Baku.

Georgia: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to visit Batumi.

Iran: Tehran hosts the 14th Summit of G-15 developing countries.

Serbia: New round of negotiations between Serbian officials and the IMF mission start in Belgrade.

Ukraine: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visits Kyiv.

TUESDAY, May 18:

Tajikistan: OIC Council of Foreign Ministers meeting opens in Dushanbe (to May 20).

World: Mikhail Gorbachev receives the Council of Europe's North-South Prize on human rights in Lisbon.

World: The World Islamic Economic Forum opens in Kuala Lumpur (to May 20).


Kyrgyzstan: New draft constitution to be finalized and presented to the public.

OSCE: Vienna hosts the OSCE's Annual Police Expert Meeting.

World: Beijing hosts the Global Summit of Women 2010 (to May 22).


Russia: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople visits Moscow (to May 31).

SUNDAY, May 23:

Azerbaijan: Parliamentary elections in the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Montenegro: Local elections.

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