The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region
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MONDAY, January 9:
: Azerbaijan attends a NATO Multinational Peace Support Operations Planning Course
in Vyskov, Czech Republic (to February 17).
: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy meet
in Berlin to discuss ways to overcome the EU financial crisis.
: Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad visits Caracas
, meets with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
: Israeli and Palestinian negotiators meet for the next round of direct talks
in the Jordanian capital, Amman.
TUESDAY, January 10:
: Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad attends the inauguration of Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega
: U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner holds talks with Chinese high officials
in Beijing with focus on Iran (to January 10).
WEDNESDAY, January 11:
: Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad is expected to visit Cuba
: First Festival of Iranian films in Prague
begins in the Czech capital (to January 15).
: Amnesty International publishes a report
to mark the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
: World Economic Forum
launches its Global Risks 2012 report.
THURSDAY, January 12:
: European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee
to discuss the EU-Belarus relationship in Brussels.
: Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad visits Quito
: Irish Foreign Minister Eamon Gilmore, whose country assumed the 2012 chairmanship of the OSCE
, outlines his program for the OSCE in Vienna.
: 2012 Index of Economic Freedom
to be released by the Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal.
FRIDAY, January 13:
: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits Beirut
(to January 15).
SUNDAY, January 15:
: Parliamentary elections
: Moldovan parliament is scheduled
to try to elect a new president.
: Russia and Ukraine are expected to resume gas talks
: Beirut hosts a conference on reform and transition to democracy in the Arab world
(to January 16).