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MONDAY, January 30:
: EU Special Representative on South Caucasus and the Crisis in Georgia Phillip Lefort visits Yerevan
: European leaders gather in Brussels for a summit
focusing on the EU's financial troubles.
: Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili is scheduled to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama
: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts visit Iran
(to January 31).
: Iranian First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi visits Muscat to hold talks with senior officials
of the Persian Gulf country.
: Kazakh Foreign Minister Yerzhan Kazykhanov
pays first official visit to the United States.
: Moscow hosts the first APEC senior officials' meeting
and more than 20 related meetings.
TUESDAY, January 31:
: PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Azerbaijan make a fact-finding visit to Baku and Guba
(to February 2).
: European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee
to exchange views on Kosovo, Armenia, and Azerbaijan in Brussels.
: The 2012 Herzliya Conference,
titled “In the Eye of Storms: Israel and the Middle East," opens in Israel (to February 2).
: The Atlantic Council hosts a conference titled “Twenty Years of Kazakhstan's Independence and U.S.-Kazakhstan Relations
” in Washington.
WEDNESDAY, February 1:
: A European Parliament delegation visits Baku
: The European Parliament to hold debates on Russia and Iran
and is scheduled to pass a resolution on Iranian nuclear program (to February 2).
: The 30th Fajr International Film Festival
opens in Tehran (to February 11).
: Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar visits Kabul
: A website set up for live streaming from polling stations
during the Match 4 presidential election to be officialy launched.
: The World Interfaith Harmony Week
(to February 7).
THURSDAY, February 2:
: NATO defense ministers hold a meeting in Brussels
to discuss the situation in Afghanistan (to February 3).
FRIDAY, February 3:
: Croatian President Ivo Josipovic, Serbian President Boris Tadic, and the members of Bosnia's state Presidency meet
on Mount Jahorina near Sarajevo.
: Senior figures from around the world attend the 48th Munich Security Conference
to discuss current and future security challenges (to February 5).
SATURDAY, February 4:
: World Cancer Day
: A mass opposition protest is planned to be held
in Moscow and other Russian cities a month ahead of the presidential election.