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The Week Ahead: July 12-18

Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers, Edward Nalbandian and Elmar Mammadyarov, are expected to meet on the sidelines of an OSCE meeting in Almaty on July 17.

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

MONDAY, July 12:

Macedonia: Croatian President Ivo Josipovic pays a one-day official visit to Skopje.

: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets Serbian President Boris Tadic and Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic in Belgrade.

Ukraine: Ukraine-NATO Sea Breeze military exercises open in the Black sea region (to July 23).

TUESDAY, July 13:

Georgia: Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski visits Tbilisi.

Russia: Russian-German forum Petersburg Dialogue opens in Yekaterinburg (to July 15).

Ukraine: Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kostyantyn Gryshchenko visits China (to July 15).


Armenia: Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski visits Yerevan (to July 15).

Russia: German Chancellor Angela Merkel begins official visit to Russia (to July 15).

Russia: Nizhny Tagil hosts the 6th international exhibition Russian Defense Expo 2010 (to July 17).

THURSDAY, July 15:

: EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton visits Tbilisi.

Georgia: French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner pays an official visit to Tbilisi.

Iraq: U.S. military plans to hand over Camp Cropper to Iraqis.

Pakistan: India's Foreign Secretary S.M. Krishna visits Islamabad.

: German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle visits Uzbekistan.

FRIDAY, July 16:

Azerbaijan: EU-Azerbaijan talks on association agreement start in Baku.

Kazakhstan: EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton visits Almaty to participate at OSCE Ministerial Meeting.

Kyrgyzstan: German, French foreign ministers are scheduled to visit Osh and Bishkek.

: Informal meeting of OSCE foreign ministers begins in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Ukraine: Odessa International Film Festival opens (to July 24).

SATURDAY, July 17:

Armenia/Azerbaijan: Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov to meet his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian in Almaty.

SUNDAY, July 18:

Kazakhstan: German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Astana.

World: XVIII International AIDS Conference opens in Vienna (to July 23).

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