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MONDAY, November 14:
: Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov visits Baku
(to November 15).
: The United Nations Committee against Torture
to review Belarus.
: The Foreign Affairs Council, chaired by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton
, to hold a meeting in Brussels to discuss the situation in Serbia and Kosovo, as well as political development in Afghanistan.
: The International Institute For Strategic Studies
in London holds a discussion titled "Engaging Iran."
: Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia arrives in Beirut from Syria
to pray with Orthodox believers and meet with Lebanese people and officials.
: Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov visits Islamabad
to discuss trade and energy relations.
: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
in Washington holds a discussion titled "20 Years of Ukraine's Independence."
: World Diabetes Day
TUESDAY, November 15:
: The Asia Foundation
releases the results of the 2011 national survey in Afghanistan.
: Yerevan mayoral election
to be held.
: U.S. Helsinki Commission
holds a hearing on Belarus.
: EU High Representative Catherine Ashton visits Baku
: Wroclaw hosts a trilateral summit
of Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, German President Christian Wulff, and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
: Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad attends the Gas Exporting Countries Forum
in Doha, Qatar.
: The Heritage Foundation in Washington holds a discussion titled "Legacies and Lessons from the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the USSR
: World marks the 30th annual Day of the Imprisoned Writer
WEDNESDAY, November 16:
: Afghan President Hamid Karzai expected to convene a Loya Jirga in Kabul
: Amnesty International
publishes its report on freedom of expression in Azerbaijan.
: EU High Representative Catherine Ashton visits Tbilisi and Yerevan
(to November 17).
: International Day for Tolerance
THURSDAY, November 17:
: Armenian-Georgian intergovernmental economic committee forum
is expected to begin in Tbilisi.
: The vice president of the European Commission responsible for transport, Siim Kallas, pays an official visit to Tbilisi
(to November 18).
: EU High Representative Catherine Ashton participates at the Permanent Partnership Council of the Foreign Ministers
in Moscow (to November 18).
: International Students' Day.
FRIDAY, November 18:
: Moldovan parliament is scheduled to try to elect a new president
. (NOTE: Moldova is likely to postpone the election
: Presidents of Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan meet in Moscow
to discuss current issues of integration in the Eurasian region.
: French Prime Minister Francois Fillon visits Moscow
to attend a meeting of the Russian-French Intergovernmental Commission.
SATURDAY, November 19:
: Russia marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Russian scientist Mikhail Lomonosov
: St. Petersburg host a forum of nongovernmental organizations
of the northern European countries and Russia (to November 21).
SUNDAY, November 20:
: Universal Children's Day