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MONDAY, March 25:
: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visits Kabul
: Afghanistan takes full control of Bagram military prison
from the United States.
: Vilnius hosts Belarusian Week events
commemorating Independence Day of Belarus.
: The first meeting of the joint Belarus-Turkey working group
on industrial and technological cooperation begins in Minsk.
: An agreement launching an international prize bearing Vaclav Havel's name
for contributions to human rights to be signed in Prague.
: Council of Europe Secretary-General Thorbjorn Jagland meets with Georgian Internal Affairs Minister Irakli Garibashvili
: Collective Security Treaty Organization Secretary-General Nikolai Bordiuzha visits Bishkek
: PACE rapporteur Andreas Gross makes a fact-finding visit to London
in preparation for his report on “Refusing impunity for the killers of Sergei Magnitsky” (to March 27).
: International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
: Brookings Institution hosts U.S. General John Allen
, former commander of the International Security Assistance Force, for a discussion of the U.S. and NATO mission in Afghanistan.
: The Elliott School of International Affairs hosts a Central Asia Security Workshop
: Wilson Center in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Russian Citizenship: From Empire to Soviet Union.
TUESDAY, March 26:
: Prague hosts the European Banking and Financial Forum
, a conference focusing on the most pressing economic, financial, and banking issues of the contemporary world (to March 27).
: Geneva hosts the next round of talks between Russia and Georgia
(to March 27).
: The NATO secretary-general's special representative, James Appathurai, visits Astana
: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a BRICS summit
in South Africa’s Durban.
: Jean-Claude Mignon, president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)
, pays an official visit to Kyiv (to March 28).
: Council of Europe's Secretary-General Thorbjorn Jagland
meets a high-level Ukrainian delegation in Strasbourg.
: South Africa hosts the fifth BRICS summit in Durban
(to March 27).
: The Arab League summit
opens in Doha (to March 27).
WEDNESDAY, March 27:
: Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu visits Tbilisi
: The fourth International Mstislav Rostropovich Festival opens in Moscow
(to April 2).
: Amnesty International publishes a report on freedom of expression in Turkey
: An International Monetary Fund mission visits Kyiv
to resume talks on a new $15 billion loan program.
: Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies hosts a discussion titled "The Russian Economy: Myths and Realities
: Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies hosts a discussion titled "The Social Basis of Politics in Central Asia.
THURSDAY, March 28:
: Foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey
hold a trilateral meeting in Batumi.
: Wilson Center in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Russia and the World: A Dynamic Landscape.
: The Elliott School of International Affairs hosts a discussion titled "Maliki's Next Moves.
FRIDAY, March 29:
: Kyrgyz opposition plans to hold a rally
: Ukrainian Foreign Minister and OSCE Chairman-in-Office Leonid Kozhara meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
SATURDAY, March 30:
: The International Istanbul Film Festival
opens (April 14).
SUNDAY, March 31:
: UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova visits Yerevan
(to April 3).
: Most European countries begin observing daylight-saving time
in the early morning of Sunday.