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——————————————————————– This diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ——————————————————————– WEDNESDAY, MAY 11

** WASHINGTON D.C – Ismail Sabri Yaakob Prime Minister of Malaysia arrives in Washington D.C for a four-day working visit including meeting President Biden, ASEAN leaders (to May 13) ** NEW DELHI – A high-level delegation from the UAE led by their Minister of Economy Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri on a four-day visit to India (to May 14) ** STOCKHOLM/ HELSINKI – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to visit both Sweden and Finland to discuss the Nordic countries’ ambitions to apply for membership of NATO. ** ANKARA – In a joint memorandum, Turkey and Kazakhstan pledged to strengthen their political, economic, commercial, and defense ties. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev of Kazakhstan signed the pact during his visit to Ankara, where he was hosted by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. ** KIRKENES, Norway – Minister of Defence of Finland Antti Kaikkonen will attend the Nordic defense minister meeting in Kirkenes, Norway.

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** KAMPALA – Samia Suluhu Hassan President of Tanzania arrives in Uganda for two-day visit (final day)

** BANGKOK – Thailand Finance minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith gives a speech on economic outlook at a business forum – 0600 GMT. ** BERLIN – German Finance Minister Christian Lindner holds a news conference on fiscal strategy – 1015 GMT. ** BRATISLAVA – Slovak President Zuzana Caputova will meet her Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda in Bratislava – 0900 GMT. YEREVAN – Iranian Energy Minister Ali-Akbar Mehrabian will travel to Yerevan to attend the Iran-Armenia joint commission on economic cooperation (final day) CARACAS – Cuba Prime minister Manuel Marrero Cruz on an official visit to Venezuela (final day)

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LONDON – The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, YB Dato’ Kamarudin Jaffar will be on working visit to the United Kingdom (final day)

SEOUL – Halimah Yacob President of Singapore to visit Seoul, the Republic of Korea (final day) NEW YORK – Maldives Vice President Faisal Naseem on Sunday evening departed on an official visit to New York City, the United States of America. The Vice President is accompanied by his spouse Aishath Shamsadha and a high-level delegation. (final day)

MARRAKECH, Morocco – Turkish Finance Minister Nureddin Nebati attends the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development annual meeting in Marrakech, Morocco (final day).

WASHINGTON DC – Finland’s Minister for European Affairs and Ownership Steering Tytti Tuppurainen will be in Washington and attend the Munich Leaders Meeting hosted by the Munich Security Conference and hold bilateral meetings with several colleagues. (final day). JERUSALEM – President of Ecuador Guillermo Lasso visits Israel (to May 12). WASHINGTON DC – Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong will make a five-day working visit to Washington DC to attend the ASEAN-US Special Summit hosted by President Joe Biden (to May 14) TOKYO – Finland Prime Minister Sanna Marin will visit Japan and meet with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (May 12). Ankara – President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev visits Turkey (final day)

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PRAGUE – Rumen Radev President of Bulgaria will travel to the Czech Republic on a state visit (to May 12) VALLETTA – Irish President Michael D. Higgins will start a three-day state visit to Malta (to May 13) WASHINGTON DC – Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi holds a news conference at the Italian Embassy in Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON D.C – Vietnam Prime minister Pham Minh Chinh will attend the ASEAN-US summit and have a working visit to the United States and the United Nations (to May 17)

DAKAR – 54th Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (to May 17) VIENNA – Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen holds a news conference with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres – 0915 GMT. VIENNA – Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer and Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg hold a news conference with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres – 1230 GMT. SEOUL – South Korea’s new president Yoon Suk-yeol meet with a group of Japanese lawmakers, special envoys from Canada, Indonesia, Central Africa and Saudi Arabia in Seoul a day after his inauguration. BERLIN – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will welcome Argentinian President Alberto Angel Fernandez to Berlin, where they will discuss regional, foreign and economic policy issues – 1330 GMT. TURIN, Italy, – 2022 Eurovision Song Contest (To May 14). – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, MAY 12

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** PRAGUE – Iraqi Defence Minister Jumaah Enad Saadoon visits Prague, meets his Czech counterpart Jana Cernochova. News conference due at 2:35 p.m. – 1230 GMT. ** BERLIN – German Finance Minister Christian Lindner presents tax revenue forecasts – 1300 GMT. ** TEHRAN – Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to visit Iran.

GENEVA, Switzerland – UN Human Rights Council to meet on a special session to address alleged worsening Russian violations in its war in Ukraine.

TOKYO – President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, sit down for the annual talks with Japanese Fumio Kishida in Tokyo. OTTAWA – Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and her husband, Pieter van Vollenhoven visits Canada (to May 16).

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TOKYO – EU-Japan summit

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. President Joe Biden will host leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at a summit in Washington (to May 13) GLOBAL – International Nurse’s Day. WEISSENHAUS, Germany – G7 Foreign Minister meeting in Weissenhaus,Schleswig-Holstein (To May 14) – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, MAY 13

** WASHINGTON D.C – U.S. President Joe Biden is to meet with Jordan’s King Abdullah and Crown Prince Hussein.

STUTTGART, Germany – Ukraine Agriculture Minister Mykola Solskyi attends G7 Agriculture Minister meeting in Stuttgart – 0800 GMT

DUSHANBE – Foreign Ministers of Armenian Ararat Mirzoyan, Azerbaijani Jeyhun Bayramov, Russian Sergey Lavrov will meet in Dushanbe. WASHINGTON DC – U.S. President Joe Biden hosts leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at a summit in Washington D.C.

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SATURDAY, MAY 14 BERLIN – Germany hosts an informal meeting for NATO foreign ministers in Berlin to discuss strengthening the alliance in the light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (To May 15). – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, MAY 15

KINGSTON/ KINGSTOWN – President of the Republic of India Ram Nath Kovind to pay visit to Jamaica and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (to May 21) BERN, Switzerland – Referendum Election. PARIS – EU Commission Vice-Presidents Valdis Dombrovskis and Margrethe Vestager meet their U.S. counterparts in the Paris suburb of Saclay to discuss transatlantic issues and how to counter China’s dominance in key technologies (To May 16). GLOBAL – U.N. International Day of Families. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, MAY 16

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BRUSSELS – EU-Canada Joint Ministerial Committee meeting. WASHINGTON DC – U.S. President Joe Biden meets with the Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis at White House. LISBON – 10th Anniversary of 78 billion euro bail-out of Portugal by eurozone leaders. BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, MAY 17

OTTAWA – Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visits Canada (to May 19) STOCKHOLM – Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto visits Sweden and will meet Sweden’s King Carl Gustaf and members of government during the 2-day visit (to May 18).

GLOBAL – World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) meeting. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, MAY 18

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NEW YORK – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to host a ‘global food security call to action’ ministerial meeting at the United Nations. BRUSSELS – EU-Armenia Partnership Council. WASHINGTON, D.C – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu revealed his plans to visit the United States to meet with Secretary of State Antony Blinken. BONN, Germany – Germany hosts the finance ministers and central bank chiefs of the Group of 7 (G7) (to May 20) GLOBAL – International Museum Day. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, MAY 19 UNITED NATIONS – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to chair U.N. Security Council meeting on conflict and food security. The United States is president of the 15-member council for May. – 1500 GMT – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, MAY 20

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TURIN, Italy – Foreign Affairs Ministers from the 46 Council of Europe member States meet in Turin under the Italian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers. SEOUL/TOKYO – U.S. President Joe Biden will visit South Korea and Japan and hold talks with his Korean and Japanese counterparts. (To May 24) BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Development) meeting – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, MAY 21 Australia – Australian House of Representatives Election.

Australia – Australian Senate Election. BANGKOK – APEC holds Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT) Meeting. (To May 22) – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, MAY 22 GLOBAL – International Day for Biological Diversity. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, MAY 23

TOKYO – U.S. President Joe Biden visiting Tokyo will hold a bilateral meeting with his counterpart Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. BRUSSELS – Euro zone finance ministers meet on fiscal rules reform, banking union – 1300 GMT BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, MAY 24 JERUSALEM – Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu will visit Israel. BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, MAY 26 BERLIN – Economy and Climate Minister Robert Habeck and Environment Minister Steffi Lemke to host their G7 colleagues in Berlin (To May 27) BISHKEK – President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev will visit Kyrgyzstan.

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BISHKEK – President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev will make official visit to Kyrgyzstan. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, MAY 29 BOGOTA, Colombia – Presidential election. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, MAY 30 BRUSSELS – EU special meeting of the European Council (to May 31) GENEVA, Switzerland – Human Rights Council – Organizational meeting on the 50th session. BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, MAY 31 GLOBAL – World No Tobacco Day. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 KATHMANDU – 21st anniversary of the massacre of Nepal’s royal family, in which King Birendra, Queen Aishwarya and eight other members of the royal family were assassinated.

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VIENNA – 29th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting via videoconference. – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, JUNE 3 BRUSSELS – EU trade ministers meet in Brussels. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, JUNE 4 CHILE – 11th anniversary of Chile’s Puyehue volcano eruption, causing air traffic cancellations across South America, New Zealand, Australia. HONG KONG – Tens of thousands attend a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong to commemorate the 33rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, JUNE 5 GLOBAL – World Environment Day. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, JUNE 6 SEOUL – South Korea marks the 67th anniversary of Memorial Day. – – – – – – – – –

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TUESDAY, JUNE 7

KINSHASA – Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde will take an official visit to Democratic Republic of Congo, leading a delegation that will also include Belgium’s prime minister and other officials (to June 13). – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 MADRID – Spain´s economy minister Nadia Calviño participates in a two-day forum organized by Expansion paper. SYDNEY – Sydney Film Festival 2020 (to June 19) – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, JUNE 9 LUXEMBOURG – EU Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting. (To June 10) – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, JUNE 10 SHANGHAI – Shanghai International Film Festival 2020 (to June 19) – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, JUNE 12 GLOBAL – World Day against Child Labour (ILO) – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, JUNE 13 GENEVA, Switzerland – 50th regular session of the Human Rights Council (to July 8) – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, JUNE 14 GLOBAL – World Blood Donor Day. GAZA – 15th anniversary of Hamas takeover of the Gaza strip from Fatah. GLOBAL – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, JUNE 16 LUXEMBOURG – Euro zone finance ministers meet on ERM2, digital euro, fiscal rules reform, banking union – 1300 GMT LUXEMBOURG – Eurogroup meeting. – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, JUNE 17 LUXEMBOURG – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council. GLOBAL – United Nation’s World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, JUNE 20 YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesia to have G20 health ministers meeting (to June 21).

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GLOBAL – World Refugee Day. LUXEMBOURG – EU Foreign Affairs Council. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, JUNE 21

ZURICH – Switzerland and Singapore host fintech confereence. The Forum will be opened by Swiss Finance Minister Ueli Maurer and Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister, Heng Swee Keat (to June 23). PHNOM PENH – 16th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting. (To June 22) LUXEMBOURG – EU General Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22 BERLIN – International Air Show (to June 25). – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, JUNE 23 BRUSSELS – European Council (to June 24). – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, JUNE 24 BERLIN – 74th anniversary of beginning of The Berlin Blockade. Communist forces cut off all land and water routes between West Germany and West Berlin, prompting the United States to organize a massive airlift. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, JUNE 25 VIENNA – IAEA International Symposium on Uranium Raw Material for the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Exploration, Mining, Production, Supply and Demand, Economics and Environmental Issues (to June 29). LOS ANGELES – 13th death anniversary of pop star Michael Jackson. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, JUNE 26 GLOBAL – International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. BERLIN – G7 summit, Schloss Elmau (to June 28) – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 MADRID – NATO Summit is be held in Madrid (to June 30) – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, JUNE 30 FRANCE – Election for National Assembly of France. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, JULY 3 KINSHASA – Pope Francis visits Congo (To July 4)

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TUESDAY, JULY 5

JUBA – Pope Francis visits South Sudan, where violence and hunger stalk world’s youngest nation (to Jul. 6). – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – NOTE: The inclusion of diary items does not necessarily mean that Reuters will file a story based on the event.

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