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The Weeks Ahead

The Weeks Ahead

August 22: Russian National Flag Day
The Weeks Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming weeks affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will host Russian President Vladimir Putin, Meseberg, Aug 18
Imran Khan to be sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan, Islamabad, Aug 18
2018 Asian Games, Jakarta, Aug 18-Sept 2
Annual hajj pilgrimage kicks off in Saudi Arabia, Mecca, Aug 19-24
Afghanistan - Independence Day, Aug 19
Trump adviser John Bolton to meet with Russian counterpart in Geneva next week. Bolton will also visit Israel and Ukraine.
Indian President Ram Nath Kovind visits Tajikistan, Dushanbe, Aug 20-22
Muslim World - Eid-ul-Adha (Kurban Bayram), Aug 21-25
100th day of hunger strike by Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who is jailed in Russia, Aug 21
Army 2018, international military-technical forum, Moscow, Aug 21-26
Russia - National Flag Day, Aug 22
New US sanctions on Russia to take effect, Washington, Aug 22
One year since Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov was put under house arrest, Moscow, Aug 22
Georgia/Armenia/Azerbaijan - Angela Merkel to visit Tbilisi/Yerevan/Baku, Aug 23-25
Ukraine - National Flag Day, Aug 23
Ukraine - Independence Day, Aug 24
SIWI - World Water Week, Stockholm, Aug 26-31
Moldova - Independence Day, Aug 27
Azerbaijan - President Ilham Aliyev visits Russia, Moscow, Aug 30
WEF - Global Shapers Annual Summit, Geneva, Aug 31-Sept 3
UN plans talks with Iran, Russia, Turkey on Syria constitutional panel, Geneva, early Sept
Uzbekistan - Independence Day, Sept 1
Kyrgyzstan - World Nomad Games, Ysyk-Kol Lake, Sept 2-8
U.S. - Labor Day, Sept 3
Poland - Economic Forum, Krynica Zdroj, Sept 4-6
United States and India to hold 2+2 Dialogue, New Delhi, Sept 6
Macedonia - Independence Day, Sept 8
Tajikistan - Independence Day, Sept 9
IASP/WHO - World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept 10
IAEA - Board of Governors Meeting, Vienna, Sept 10-14
European Parliament plenary session, Strasbourg, Sept 10-13
Eastern Economic Forum, Vladivostok, Sept 11-13
The Louvre Abu Dhabi will unveil its most prized acquisition da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi', Abu Dhabi, Sept 18
UN GA - Opening of the 73rd session, New York, Sept 18
IAEA - Board of Governors Meeting, Vienna, Sept 24
UN - Annual general debate, New York, Sept 25-Oct 1
High-level meeting of the UNGA on the theme "United to end tuberculosis: an urgent global response to a global epidemic", New York, Sept 26
UN - World Tourism Day, Sept 27
Turkey's Erdogan to pay state visit to Germany, Berlin, Sept 28-29
Czech Republic - Statehood Day, Sept 28
UN - World Heart Day, Sept 29