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The Week Ahead: June 7-13

June 12 marks the first anniversary of Iran's disputed presidential election.

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

MONDAY, June 7:

Afghanistan: Germany hosts an international security conference on Afghanistan.

Background: "Russia Sends Drugs Chief To German Conference On Afghanistan" (RIA Novosti)

Azerbaijan/Turkey: Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev visits Turkey to sign Turkish-Azeri gas deal.

: Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) summit starts in Istanbul (to June 9).

TUESDAY, June 8:

Georgia/Russia: 11th round of talks between Russia and Georgia begins in Geneva.

Russia/Turkey: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during his visit to Turkey meets Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Background: "Russia: Talking Amongst Friends About Georgia" ("Today's Zaman")

World: 2010 Global Peace Index to be published by the Institute for Economics and Peace.


Afghanistan: International forum on combating Afghan drug trafficking opens in Moscow (to June 10).

Uzbekistan: Chinese President Hu Jintao pays an official visit to Tashkent (to June 11).

THURSDAY, June 10:

Central Asia
: Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit opens in Tashkent (to June 11).

FRIDAY, June 11:

Kazakhstan: Chinese President Hu Jintao pays an official visit to Astana (to June 12).

SATURDAY, June 12:

: First anniversary of Iran's disputed presidential election.

Background: "Iran's Postelection Crisis" (RFE/RL)

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