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The Week Ahead: September 27 - October 3

Bosnia-Herzegovina holds general elections on October 3.
Bosnia-Herzegovina holds general elections on October 3.

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

MONDAY, September 27:

Azerbaijan: Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev pays an official visit to Uzbekistan (to September 28).

Croatia: Croatian Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor is scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Iraq: UN expert on the human rights of internally displaced persons Walter Kaelin is expected to visit Iraq.

Moldova: Chisinau hosts informal talks in the 5+2 format on the Transdniester settlement process.

Russia: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev makes an official visit to China (to September 28).

Ukraine: Ukrainian Interior Minister Anatoliy Mohylyov visits Poland.

World: World Tourism Day.

WEDNESDAY, September 29:

Black Sea region: Istanbul hosts the Black Sea Energy and Economic Forum 2010 (to October 1).

Russia: International Chess Federation (FIDE) meets in Khanty-Mansiisk to elect a new president, with choice between Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Anatoly Karpov.

Background: "In Battle For Chess-World Dominance, Eccentric Ilyumzhinov Playing Unbeatable Game" (RFE/RL)

Ukraine: Intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation between Poland and Ukraine meets in Warsaw (to September 30).

THURSDAY, September 30:

Georgia: NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen visits Tbilisi (to October 1).

: Warsaw hosts the 2010 OSCE review conference.

Ukraine: The seventh annual Yalta European Strategy forum hosts European and Ukrainian decision makers (to October 3).

FRIDAY, October 1:

Pakistan: Former Pakistani leader Pervez Musharraf set to launch a new party.

Russia: 2nd Arctic Murmansk International Economic Forum (to October 3).

World: International Day of Older Persons.

SATURDAY, October 2:

World: International Day of Nonviolence.

SUNDAY, October 3:

Bosnia-Herzegovina: General elections.

Background: Central Election Commission of Bosnia-Herzegovina
Background: OSCE/ODIHR Observation Mission

Iraq: Iraq marks its independence day.

Russia/Ukraine: A number of documents on the Russian-Ukrainian strategic partnership are expected to be signed during the Russia-Ukrainian economic forum in Gelendzhik, southern Russia.

Serbia: Serbian Patriarch Irinej to be enthroned at the Pec Patriarchate in Kosovo.

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