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The Week Ahead: July 11-17


Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is scheduled to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington.
The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.


MONDAY, July 11:

Armenia/Ukraine: Speaker of the Ukrainian parliament (Verkhovna Rada) Volodymyr Lytvyn visits Yerevan (July 12).

Bosnia-Herzegovina: 16th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre.

Iran/Slovenia: Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi visits Ljubljana.

Middle East: The Quartet of Middle East peace negotiators -- the United States, Russia, the European Union, and the United Nations -- are scheduled to meet in Washington.

Russia/U.S.: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is scheduled to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington (to July 13).

UN: UN Human Rights Council session begins in Geneva (to July 29).

UN: World Population Day.


TUESDAY, July 12:

Iran/Austria: Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi visits Vienna.

India/Pakistan: United States Institute of Peace hosts a discussion titled "The Quest for India-Pakistan Normalization."

OECD: The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) publishes its International Migration Outlook 2011.

Russia/Belarus/Kazakhstan: Prime ministers of Customs Union participating countries -- Vladimir Putin of Russia, Mikhail Myasnikovich of Belarus, and Karim Massimov of Kazakhstan -- meet in Moscow.

Russia/Switzerland: President of Switzerland Micheline Calmy-Rey pays a working visit to Russia (to July 13).


WEDNESDAY, July 13:

Armenia/Macedonia/Moldova: U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to discuss ambassadorial nominations to Armenia, Macedonia, and Moldova.

Iran/Syria: Iran and Syria hold a meeting of a joint economic committee in Damascus (to July 14).

Kosovo: The International Institute For Strategic Studies in London hosts Kosovo's Deputy Prime Minister Edita Tahiri.


THURSDAY, July 14:

Armenia: The International Institute For Strategic Studies in London hosts Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian.

Iraq: Republic Day.


FRIDAY, July 15:

Iraq/Egypt: Egypt's national carrier Egyptair starts operating direct flights to Iraq after a 21-year break.

Ukraine: Odessa International Film Festival (to July 23).


SUNDAY, July 17:

Azerbaijan/Russia: Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov visits Russia (to July 18).

Balkans: Presidents of Croatia, Serbia, and members of Bosnian Presidency to hold a meeting in Brijuni, Croatia (to July 18).

Russia/Germany: Russian-German forum "Petersburg Dialogue" opens in Wolfsburg and Hannover (to July 19).

World: World Day for International Justice, which commemorates the adoption of the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court.

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