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The Week Ahead: September 23-29

September 24: Iranian President Hassan Rohani attends the 68th session of the General Assembly in New York.
September 24: Iranian President Hassan Rohani attends the 68th session of the General Assembly in New York.
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 23:

Azerbaijan: Baku hosts military training of Azerbaijani, Turkish, and Georgian personnel on protection of oil and gas pipelines (to September 27).

Azerbaijan/Iran: Members of the Iranian parliament are scheduled to visit Baku.

Iran/Russia: A ceremony is expected to be held in which Iran will take control of the Russian-built nuclear power station in Bushehr.

Kazakhstan: U.S. Special Advisor for Children’s Issues Susan Jacobs visits Kazakhstan.

Moldova: Moldova's Prime Minister Iurie Leanca meets with Transdniestrian leader Yevgeny Shevchuk in Tiraspol.

Russia: A joint meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Foreign Ministers Council opens in Sochi.

Russia: Finnish President Sauli Niinisto visits Russia, participates in international forum on the Arctic region in Salekhard (to September 25).

TUESDAY, September 24:

Kazakhstan: The prime ministers of Belarus, Russia, and Kazakhstan attend the Supreme Eurasian Council meeting in Astana (to September 25).

Russia: Salekhard hosts international forum titled "The Arctic: Territory of dialogue."

UN: General debate of the 68th session of the General Assembly begins in New York (to October 1).

WEDNESDAY, September 25:

Balkans: The European Policy Center in Brussels hosts a discussion titled "The future of the western Balkans and the role of Turkey."

Belarus/Russia: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Belarusian counterpart, Mikhail Myasnikovich, are expected to meet in Astana.

Kazakhstan: International tourism exhibition Astana Leisure 2013 opens (to September 27).

Kyrgyzstan: U.S. Special Advisor for Children’s Issues Susan Jacobs visits Kyrgyzstan (to September 26).

Ukraine: Chatham House in London holds a debate titled "Ukraine and the EU Association Agreement: To Sign or Not to Sign?"

THURSDAY, September 26:

GUAM/UN: A joint meeting of the GUAM Foreign Ministers Council begins in New York within the framework of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly.

Iran/UN: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is due to meet the six international mediators in a settlement of Iran’s nuclear program on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

Russia: Sochi hosts International Investment Forum 2013 (to September 29).

FRIDAY, September 27:

Iran: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iran are expected to meet for talks in Vienna.

UN: World Tourism Day.

SATURDAY, September 28:

UN/U.S./Russia: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon holds a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss crisis in Syria.

SUNDAY, September 29:

UN: World Heart Day.

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