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The Week Ahead: September 9-15

September 13: Shanghai Cooperetion Organization Summit in Bishkek.
September 13: Shanghai Cooperetion Organization Summit in Bishkek.
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, September 9:

EU: Strasbourg hosts an EP Plenary Session (to September 12).

Russia/Syria: Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem visits Moscow.

Tajikistan: Independence Day.

Uzbekistan: Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Tashkent.

IAEA: Board of Governors meeting in Vienna (to September 13).

TUESDAY, September 10:

IASP/WHO: World Suicide Prevention Day.

Kazakhstan: Astana hosts a meeting of the Council of Ministers of Internal Affairs of the CIS.

Kazakhstan: The Eurasia Emerging Markets Forum opens in Astana (to September 11).

WEDNESDAY, September 11:

Kazakhstan: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Kazakhstan.

Turkmenistan: President Gurbanguly Berdymuhammedov visits Tokyo (to September 13).

Uzbekistan: Presentation of the European Initiative "Covenant of Mayors – East."

Czech Republic: OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum opens in Prague (to September 13).

UK: The IISS hosts a discussion entitled "Implications for the Completion of Iran's Heavy Water Reactor at Arak" in London.

THURSDAY, September 12:

UK: The IISS launches its Strategic Survey 2013, an anual review of world affairs.

FRIDAY, September 13:

Armenia: Yerevan hosts the EU-Eastern Partnership Informal Dialogue.

Kyrgyzstan: Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit in Bishkek. Iranian President Hassan Rohani due to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

SATURDAY, September 14:

IFRC: World First Aid Day.

SUNDAY, September 15:

UN: International Day of Democracy.

Czech Republic: Prague hosts the annual Forum 2000 Conference (to September 17).

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