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** YEREVAN – Austrian Minister for European and International Affairs Alexander Schallenberg will visit Armenia (until February 3) ** BRUSSELS – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will meet the President of the Senate and the President of the House of Czech Republic Deputies Milos Vystrcil and Marketa Pekarova Adamova at NATO Headquarters. ** LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will speak by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin about Ukraine. ** LJUBLJANA – British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace, visiting Ljubljana, meets his Slovenian counterpart. – 0800 GMT BEIJING – Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso will make an official visit to China (until February 6) WASHINGTON DC – Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Casoulides will pay a working visit to Washington and meet his American counterpart Anthony Blinken (until to February 3). KYIV – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will travel to Kyiv for a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. (Last day). MUSCAT/ ABU DHABI/ DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – King Philippe Léopold Louis Marie of Belgium and Queen Mathilde will visit Oman, Abu Dhabi and Dubai (until February 5) WASHINGTON DC – Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau will pay a four-day visit to the United States (until February 6) VIENNA – 25th OPEC and non-OPEC ministerial meeting by videoconference. GLOBAL – World Wetlands Day. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY FEB. 3

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** HELSINKI – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin will meet in Helsinki. BRUSSELS – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg meets Prime Minister of North Macedonia Dimitar Kovacevski in Brussels, holds a press conference. – 08:30 GMT KYIV – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will travel to Ukraine for talks with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Argentinian President Fernandez in Moscow. BEIJING — Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will pay a three-day visit to China to attend the opening ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics at the invitation of Chinese leaders (till Feb. 5). LILLE, France – Informal Meeting of EU Justice and Interior Ministers (till February 4) – – – – – – – – –

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FRIDAY FEB. 4** BEIJING — Russian President Vladamir Putin speaks with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Putin is visiting China to attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics. WASHINGTON DC — US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau at the State Department. OSLO – Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere meets Estonian President Alar Karis in Oslo – 14:00 GMT. WORLD – World Cancer Day. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, FEB. 5 WASHINGTON DC – Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau is due to meet with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to discuss “the Ukraine crisis and Poland’s role as chair of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)” in 2022. SAPPORO, Japan – Sapporo Snow Festival 2022 (until February 12). – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, FEB. 6 GLOBAL – International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation. COSTA RICA – Election to the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica. COSTA RICA – Presidential election. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY FEB. seven

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KYIV – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and his German counterpart Annalena Baerbock will pay a joint visit to Ukraine (until February 8) WASHINGTON DC – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to meet the President American Joe Biden.

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TUESDAY FEB. 8 GLOBAL – Safer Internet Day 2022 – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY FEB. 9

GRENOBLE, France – Informal Meeting of EU Health Ministers (till February 10)

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THURSDAY FEB. 10 DUBAI – Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Prince William is visiting the United Arab Emirates on a trip to coincide with Britain’s National Day held at Expo 2020 Dubai. BERLIN – 72nd Berlin International Film Festival (till February 20). – – – – – – – – –

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FRIDAY FEB. 11 DUBLIN – Vera Jourova, European Commissioner for Values ​​and Transparency, speaks to the Irish think tank at the Institute of International and European Affairs – 13:00 GMT. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, FEB. 12 VENICE, Italy – Carnival of Venice 2022 (until March 1). – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, FEB. 13 ** SWITZERLAND – Election by referendum. MARSEILLE, France – EU trade ministers meet in Marseille (until February 14)

BERLIN – German presidential election at the Reichstag in Berlin

BEIRUT – 14th anniversary of the death of Hezbollah commander Imad Moughniyah. WORLD – World Radio Day. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY FEB. 14** ABU DHABI – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is visiting the United Arab Emirates as part of efforts to boost cooperation between the two countries, mending ties strained by years of animosity. (Until February 15). WORLD – Valentine’s Day. BEIRUT – 17th anniversary of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY FEB. 15 RIGA, Latvia – German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife Elke Buedenbender travel to Latvia to meet President Egils Levits and his wife Andra Levite in Riga. MOSCOW – Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau is due to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY FEB. 16 BRUSSELS – NATO Defense Ministers meet in Brussels for a two-day summit chaired by Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. (Until February 17). – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY FEB. 17 JAKARTA – G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meet in Indonesia (till Feb 18)

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PRISTINA – 14th anniversary of Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia. BRUSSELS – Brussels hosts the European Union – African Union summit. (Until February 18) – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, FEB. 18 SINGAPORE – Singapore’s Finance Minister, Lawrence Wong, to present the budget for the financial year 2022 – 0600 GMT – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY 2 FEB. 20 ** DAKAR – German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits Senegal – (until February 23). – – – – – – – – – MONDAY FEB. 21 BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY FEB. 22 BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY FEB. 23 CAPE TOWN – South African Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana will present the 2022 budget to parliament. – 1200 GMT – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY FEB. 25 PARIS – Eurogroup meeting. PARIS – EU Informal meeting of economy and finance ministers (till 26 February). RIO DE JANEIRO – Rio Carnival 2022. (until March 5). – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY February 27 ** BELARUS – Referendum election. MALI – Malian presidential election. MALI – Election to the Malian National Assembly. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28

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** GENEVA – 49th ordinary session of the Human Rights Council (till April 1).

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WASHINGTON DC – US President Joe Biden delivers his State of the Union address to Congress. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY 3 MARCH ARLES, France – Informal meeting of the General Affairs Council of the EU (till 4 March) BRUSSELS – Meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the EU. (Until March 4) – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY MARCH 9 SOUTH KOREA – South Korea is holding a presidential election. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY MARCH 13 COLOMBIA – Election to the Colombian House of Representatives. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY 14 MARCH BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY 15 MARCH BRUSSELS – Meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council of the EU.

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AMSTERDAM – The Netherlands is holding municipal elections. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY 21 MARCH BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs (Defence) Council.

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TUESDAY 22 MARCH BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY MARCH 24 BRUSSELS – Brussels to host EU Leaders Summit (till March 25) BRUSSELS – European Council meeting (till March 25).

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