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The Week Ahead: July 19-25

16th Sarajevo Film Festival opens on Friday, July 23.
16th Sarajevo Film Festival opens on Friday, July 23.

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

MONDAY, July 19:

ASEAN: Vietnam hosts the 43rd ASEAN ministerial meeting (to July 23).

Pakistan: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits Islamabad.

TUESDAY, July 20:

Afghanistan: International Afghanistan conference starts in Kabul.

Background: "Kabul Wants To Change The Way Foreign Aid Is Spent" (RFE/RL)

Iran: Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki attends Kabul international conference.

Russia: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visits Finland, meets Finland's President Tarja Halonen (to July 21).

Ukraine: Head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, visits Ukraine (to July 28).


Balkans: The appeals verdict in the case of ex-Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj to be delivered.

THURSDAY, July 22:

Azerbaijan: U.S. Senate holds hearing on Matthew Bryza's appointment as ambassador to Azerbaijan.

Balkans: UN Court to rule on legality of Kosovo's independence declaration.

FRIDAY, July 23:

Bosnia-Herzegovina: 16th Sarajevo Film Festival opens (to July 31).

Russia: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visits Italy at the invitation of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

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