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The Week Ahead: July 18-24

Sarajevo's 17th annual film festival opens on July 22.
Sarajevo's 17th annual film festival opens on July 22.
The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.

MONDAY, July 18:

Armenia: OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen, Bernard Fassier of France, Robert Bradtke of the United States, and Igor Popov of Russia, visit Yerevan.

Iraq/China: Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki visits Beijing (to July 21).

Kyrgyzstan: The Central Asia and Afghanistan Women’s Economic Symposium, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, to be held in Bishkek (to July 20).

Pakistan/U.K.: Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani makes a private visit to London (to July 22).

Russia/Germany: The 13th round of Russian-German intergovernmental consultations starts in Hannover (to July 19).

Ukraine: The trial of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is set to resume in Kyiv.

Ukraine/NATO: Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kostyantyn Hryshchenko is scheduled to meet NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Brussels.

TUESDAY, July 19:

Afghanistan/Pakistan: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari travels to Kabul to hold talks with his Afghan counterpart, Hamid Karzai.

Caspian Region: The working group on development of the Convention on Caspian Legal Status begins its 29th meeting in Moscow (to July 20).


Armenia: PACE co-rapporteurs on Armenia John Prescott and Axel Fischer visit Yerevan.

World: WTO launches its annual World Trade Report in Geneva.

THURSDAY, July 21:

Russia/U.S.: Russia's Ambassador to NATO Dmitry Rogozin is scheduled to visit Washington (to July 25).

FRIDAY, July 22:

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Sarajevo Film Festival opens (to July 30).

Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek hosts the 10th annual conference on migration.

Ukraine: Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is expected to attend the trial of RosUkrEnergo official Dmytro Firtash in New York.

SATURDAY, July 23:

ASEAN: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov participates at the 18th ASEAN Regional Forum in Bali.

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