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The Week Ahead: March 7-13

The 13th One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival opens in Prague on March 8.
The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.

MONDAY, March 7:

Afghanistan: U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates visits Kabul.

Azerbaijan/Iran: Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov visits Tehran.

Georgia: Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze pays a working visit to Switzerland.

Serbia/Japan: Serbian President Boris Tadic visits Tokyo (to March 10).

TUESDAY, March 8:

Croatia: Croatian President Ivo Josipovic visits the Czech Republic (to March 9).

Czech Republic: The 13th One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival opens in Prague (to March 17).

Serbia/Kosovo: EU-brokered Kosovo-Serbia talks are scheduled to begin in Brussels.

U.S./Russia: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden begins his visit to Moscow (to March 11).

World: International Women's Day celebrates 100 years.


Georgia/Russia: Bern hosts Georgian-Russian talks over Russia's bid to join the WTO.

Russia: Russian town Valdai hosts session of the Federation Council's Committee on Foreign Affairs on "The Priorities Of Russian Foreign Policy."

World: 2011 Media summit opens in New York (to March 10).

THURSDAY, March 10:

U.S./Russia: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden meets with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, gives a speech at Moscow State University on bilateral relations.

FRIDAY, March 11:

EU: European Day for Victims of Terrorism.

Moldova: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visits Chisinau, holds talks with Moldova's Prime Minister Vladimir Filat.

SATURDAY, March 12:

World: World Day Against Cyber Censorship.

SUNDAY, March 13:

Russia: Russian Economic and Financial Forum opens in Zurich, Switzerland (to March 14).

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