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The Week Ahead: July 16-22

Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, begins on July 20.
Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, begins on July 20.
The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.

Now on Twitter! Daily updates at @The_Week_Ahead.

MONDAY, July 16:

Armenia: UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva to examine the report submitted by Armenia.

Iran/Armenia: Irainian Vice President Mohammad Javad Mohammadizadeh visits Yerevan (to July 18).

Pakistan: Pakistani religious group holds a march in Peshawar against the reopening of the NATO supply lines.

Russia/APEC: Khabarovsk hosts the APEC meeting of ministers responsible for the environment (to July 18).

Russia/PACE: PACE Monitoring Committee delegation to visit Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod (to July 19).

Turkmenistan/Maldives: A Turkmen delegation headed by the deputy chairman of the cabinet of ministers, Hojamuhammed Muhammedov, visits Maldives (to July 17).

UN/Russia/Syria: UN Special Envoy Kofi Annan meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow to discuss the situation in Syria.

Uzbekistan/France: A French delegation headed by Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian visits Tashkent.

World: IMF releases updated World Economic Outlook and Global Financial Stability Report.

TUESDAY, July 17:

Azerbaijan/Poland: Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski visits Baku (to July 18).

Iran/Russia: The first Russian-Iranian business forum opens in Moscow (to July 19).

Moldova/Romania: Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta is scheduled to visit Chisinau.

Russia: Chatham House hosts a discussion titled "Transnational Aspects of Russian Organized Crime" in London.

U.S./Russia: Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts a discussion with John Pepper on the occasion of his new book, "Russian Tide," in Washington.

U.S./Tajikistan: U.S. National Security Council representative Ellis Wells visits Tajikistan.

World: World Day for International Justice


Belarus/Russia: Minsk hosts the Belarus-Russia Union State Council of Ministers meeting.

Georgia/Japan: Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze is scheduled to visit Japan (to July 20).

Kosovo/EU: Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga visits Brussels.

Russia/Spain: King Juan Carlos I of Spain visits Moscow (to July 19).

Russia/Turkey: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits Moscow.

U.S./Pakistan: Wilson Center hosts a discussion titled "Pakistan's Constitutional Crisis and Implications for U.S. Policy" in Washington.

U.S./Serbia: U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of the U.S. ambassador to Serbia.

World: Nelson Mandela International Day

THURSDAY, July 19:

Azerbaijan: Presidential election in Azerbaijan's breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Russia: Tenth anniversary of the death of Alexander Ginzburg, a leading dissident and writer during the Soviet era.

UN/Balkans: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon begins his visit to the western Balkan countries.

FRIDAY, July 20:

Azerbaijan/U.S.: Richard Morningstar takes the oath as the new U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan.

UN/Syria: Mandate of UN observer mission in Syria (UNSMIS) expires.

World: Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, begins.

SUNDAY, July 22:

World: 19th International Aids Conference opens in Washington (to July 27).

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