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The Week Ahead: October 21-27

October 22-28: UN Disarmament Week 2013.
October 22-28: UN Disarmament Week 2013.
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, October 21:

Afghanistan/Tajikistan: Afghan President Hamid Karzai visits Dushanbe, meets with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon (to October 23).

Armenia/CoE: Council of Europe Secretary-General Thorbjorn Jagland visits Yerevan (to October 22).

EU: The European Union's Foreign Affairs Council holds a meeting in Luxembourg to focus on the Eastern Partnership, Serbia, and the situation in the Middle East.

EU: Eastern Partnership, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Russia to be discussed at the European Parliament plenary session in Strasbourg (to October 24).

EU/Moldova: The foreign ministers of Sweden and Poland, Carl Bildt and Radoslaw Sikorski, visit Chisinau.

Russia/China: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visits Beijing (to October 23).

Russia/India: Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Moscow.

Ukraine/Czech Republic: Czech President Milos Zeman visits Kyiv, meets with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych (to October 22).

U.S./Russia: U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns visits Moscow to discuss a wide range of global and bilateral issues with senior Russian officials (to October 22).

World: Warsaw hosts the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates (to October 23).

World: The United Nations Human Rights Council meeting opens in Geneva to review human rights records in 15 states (to November 1).

TUESDAY, October 22:

EU: Myanmar's pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi receives the EU Sakharov human rights prize she won in 1990.

EU/Ukraine: The foreign ministers of Sweden and Poland, Carl Bildt and Radoslaw Sikorski, visit Kyiv.

Pakistan: Amnesty International launches its report on U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan.

UN: Disarmament Week (to October 28).

NATO: Brussels hosts the NATO Defense Ministers' meetings (to October 23).

WEDNESDAY, October 23:

EU/Georgia: The foreign ministers of Sweden and Poland, Carl Bildt and Radoslaw Sikorski, visit Tbilisi.

Moldova/EU: Moldovan Prime Minister Iurie Leanca visits Strasbourg and Brussels to meet with EU leaders (to October 24).

Russia/G20: The sixth G20 Sherpas' meeting under the Russian Presidency is scheduled to be held in Moscow (to October 24).

UK/Russia: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "The Evolution of Russia's Gas Policy."

THURSDAY, October 24:

Belarus: Presidents of Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan hold a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Minsk.

Belarus/CIS: Minsk hosts the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) foreign ministers' meeting.

EU: Brussels hosts the European Council meeting (to October 25).

Ukraine: Crimea hosts the Black Sea Economic Forum (to October 25).

UN: United Nations Day.

UN: World Development Information Day.

FRIDAY, October 25:

Belarus/CIS: Minsk hosts the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) head of states summit.

Czech Republic: Parliamentary elections (to October 26).

EU/Macedonia: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele meets with Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski in Brussels.

Ukraine: A court in Kharkiv holds a hearing in a criminal case against former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

SATURDAY, October 26:

Serbia: Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic visits the United Arab Emirates to negotiate terms of a 2-3 billion euro loan.

SUNDAY, October 27:

Georgia: Presidential election.

Turkmenistan: Independence Day.

UN: World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.

World: International Religious Freedom Day.

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