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The Week Ahead: April 23-29

April 26-27: Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti to visit Brussels.
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, April 23:

Azerbaijan/Israel: Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman visits Baku.

COE: The spring session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to be held in Strasbourg (to April 27).

EU: EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting begins in Luxembourg to discuss developments in Bosnia-Herzegovina as well as events in Syria and Afghanistan.

Tajikistan/Russia: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Dushanbe.

UNESCO: World Book and Copyright Day.

TUESDAY, April 24:

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Sarajevo hosts an international donor conference to collect 500 mln euros to find housing solutions for many of the remaining refugees, internally displaced, and returnees in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Europe: Amnesty International launches a report on discrimination against Muslims in Europe.

Kazakhstan: Seventh session of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Forum to be held in Almaty.

Russia/Japan: Visa-free travel between the South Kuril Islands and Japan begins.

WEDNESDAY, April 25:

Azerbaijan/U.S.: Washington hosts a conference to mark the 20th anniversary of the U.S-Azerbaijan diplomatic relations (to April 26).

NATO: Brussels hosts the 167th NATO Chiefs of Defense meeting.

World: Freedom House launches its annual Freedom in the World report in Brussels.

World: World Malaria Day.

THURSDAY, April 26:

Azerbaijan: Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov visits Baku (to April 27).

Belarus: Belarusian opposition to hold a "Chornobyl Path" march.

Moldova: Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti to visit Brussels (to April 27).

Russia: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to give an interview to three Russian federal TV channels.

Russia: The All-Russian Congress of Muslim women, titled "Muslim Women In The XXI Century, Their Role In Society," to be held in Moscow.

Ukraine: The European Policy Center in Brussels holds a discussion titled "Ukraine 2012: Time For Democratic Transformation."

World: World Intellectual Property Day.

FRIDAY, April 27:

Turkmenistan/Belarus: Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov is scheduled to visit Belarus (to April 28).

Russia/Bulgaria: Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill to visit Bulgaria (to April 29).

Russia: Moscow hosts an international cultural festival "Vostochny Bazar."

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