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The Week Ahead: March 16-22

March 21: International Day of Nowruz.
March 21: International Day of Nowruz.
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, March 16:
EU: Brussels hosts an EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting.
EU/Moldova: Moldovan Prime Minister Chiril Gaburici visits Brussels, attends EU-Moldova Association Council meeting.
Ukraine: OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Astrid Thors travels to the eastern and southern regions of Ukraine (to March 20).

Ukraine/Germany: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko visits Berlin.

U.S./Iran: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meet in Lausanne for talks to secure an agreement on Iran's controversial nuclear program.

TUESDAY, March 17:
Russia/Georgia: The 31st round of regional peace talks between Georgia and Russia starts in Geneva (to March 18).
Ukraine: Council of Europe Secretary-General Thorbjorn Jagland visits Kyiv (to March 18).
WEDNESDAY, March 18:
Armenia: EU Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn visits Yerevan.​
U.S./Azerbaijan/Turkey: Freedom House in Washington hosts a discussion titled Independent Media And Civil Society In Turkey And Azerbaijan.
THURSDAY, March 19:
EU: EU leaders meet for the European Council to discuss further orientations in view of building an Energy Union (to March 20).
Iraq: Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari visits Moscow (to March 20).
U.S./Ukraine: The Wilson Center in Washington hosts a discussion titled The War In Ukraine: The Roots Of Russian Conduct.

FRIDAY, March 20:
SATURDAY, March 21:
SUNDAY, March 22:

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