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The Week Ahead: August 22-28

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il meets with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in the Russian city of Ulan-Ude on August 24.
The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.

MONDAY, August 22:

Croatia: German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Zagreb, meets with Croatian Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor.

Russia/Latin America: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits El Salvador, Peru, and Venezuela as part of a Latin America tour (to August 25).

Russia: National Flag Day.

TUESDAY, August 23:

Belarus: Minsk hosts a meeting of CIS deputy prime ministers.

EU: Remembrance Day for the victims of all totalitarian and authoritarian regimes.

Pakistan/China: Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar visits Beijing (to August 24).

Serbia/Germany: German Chancellor Angela Merkel is scheduled to meet with Serbian President Boris Tadic in Belgrade.

UNESCO: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.

Uzbekistan/South Korea: South Korean President Lee Myung-bak is scheduled to visit Tashkent (to August 24).

WEDNESDAY, August 24:

Kosovo/Croatia: Croatian Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor visits Pristina.

Russia: The 2011 Moscow International Motor Show (MIMS) opens (to August 27).

Russia/North Korea: North Korean leader Kim Jong Il meets with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Ulan Ude.

Ukraine: Independence Day. Ukrainian opposition forces plan rally to mark Ukraine's Independence Day.

THURSDAY, August 25:

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

Russia: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is scheduled to meet State Duma leaders in Moscow.

FRIDAY, August 26:

Georgia: Presidential election in the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia.

Kosovo/Turkey: Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is scheduled to visit Kosovo (to August Aug 28).

SATURDAY, August 27:

Moldova: Moldova marks 20th anniversary of its independence.

SUNDAY, August 28:

UN: International Day Against Nuclear Tests.

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