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The Week Ahead: June 9-15

June 12-July 13: Brazil hosts the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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, June 9:

Iran/EU/U.S.: Diplomats from the United States and the European Union hold talks with Iranian negotiators in Geneva (to June 10).

Iran/Turkey: Iranian President Hassan Rohani visits Ankara.

Kazakhstan: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) President Suma Chakrabarti visits Astana and Almaty (to June 13).

Pakistan/Nigeria: Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain visits Abuja, capital of Nigeria (to June 12).

Russia/Finland: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Helsinki (to June 10).

Tajikistan/Latvia: Latvian President Adris Berzins visits Dushanbe (to June 11).

U.S./Afghanistan/Pakistan: Wilson Center in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Shaping the Future? The Role of the Regional Powers in Afghanistan and Pakistan."

TUESDAY, June 10:

Europe: World Economic Forum (WEF) launches the latest edition of its Europe 2020 Competitiveness Report.

EU/Eastern Partnership: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele attends dinner with senior officials from Eastern Partnership Countries in Brussels.

Russia: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier meet in St. Petersburg.

UK: British Foreign Secretary William Hague and UN Special Envoy for Refugees Angelina Jolie co-chair the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London (to June 13).


Kazakhstan: U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Fatema Sumar visits Astana (to June 13).

Moldova/EU: European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso visits Chisinau (to June 12).

Moldova/EU: EU-Moldova International Investors' Conference opens in Chisinau (to June 12).

Serbia: Serbian Prime Minister Alexandar Vucic meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.

Serbia/Belarus: Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka is scheduled to visit Belgrade.

THURSDAY, June 12:

Brazil: Brazil hosts the 2014 FIFA World Cup (to July 13)

Georgia/EU: European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso visits Tbilisi, meets with Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili.

Russia: Russia Day.

UN: World Day Against Child Labor.

U.S.: New York hosts the annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival (to June 22).

FRIDAY, June 13:

Azerbaijan/EU: European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso visits Baku (to June 15).

Georgia/EU: EU-Georgia International Investors' Conference opens in Tbilisi.

SATURDAY, June 14:

Afghanistan: Second round of the country's presidential election.

WHO: World Blood Donor Day

SUNDAY, June 15:

: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Minsk (to June 16).

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