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The Week Ahead: July 4-10

8th Golden Apricot Internantional Film Festival opens in Yerevan on July 10.
8th Golden Apricot Internantional Film Festival opens in Yerevan on July 10.
The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.

MONDAY, July 4:

Balkans: Trial of former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic resumes in The Hague.

Russia/NATO: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev meets with NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Sochi.

Ukraine: Trial of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko resumes in Kyiv.

TUESDAY, July 5:

Armenia/Russia: Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian pays an official visit to Moscow (to July 6).

Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyzstan for the first time hosts Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) military exercises (to July 8).


Azerbaijan: Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov visits the Vatican and France (to July 7).

Iran/Iraq: Baghdad hosts a meeting of the Iran-Iraq Economic Commission, chaired by Iranian First Vice President Mohammed Reza Rahimi and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

Kazakhstan: Day of Astana.

OSCE: OSCE Parliamentary Assembly opens in Belgrade (to July 10).

Russia: Sochi hosts 60th meeting of the Council of Defense Ministers of CIS countries, chaired by Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov.

Serbia/Bosnia-Herzegovina: Serbian President Boris Tadic pays an official visit to Sarajevo.


Afghanistan/Pakistan: U.S. House Intelligence Committee holds hearing on Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Belarus/Azerbaijan: Belarusian Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich visits Baku (to July 8).

Georgia/NATO: Georgia and NATO co-host a conference titled “Emerging Security Challenges” in Tbilisi (to July 8).

Ukraine: The Atlantic Council hosts a discussion titled "Ukraine's Future: Challenges and Impact of Governance in Ukraine."

UN/Cyprus: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hosts Cyprus reunification talks in Geneva.

FRIDAY, July 8:

Balkans: Croatia Summit 2011 opens in Dubrovnik (to July 9).

Belarus: Twentieth "Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk" international arts festival opens (to July 14).

Russia/Azerbaijan: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is scheduled to visit Baku.

SUNDAY, July 10:

Armenia: Eighth Golden Apricot International Film Festival opens in Yerevan (to July 17).

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