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—————————————————————– This diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events —————————————————————– WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 ** NAIROBI – President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe to visit Kenya for three days (to March 10) ** BERLIN – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Berlin for private meetings with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz as the NATO alliance continues to pressure Russia to end its illegal invasion in Ukraine.

** CAIRO – Arab foreign ministers convene at Arab League in Cairo. ** EVREUX, France – German Defence Minister Lambrecht meets French counterpart Parly in Evreux – 1300 GMT ** WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken hosts UK Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss at the State Department. – 1615 GMT ** WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov at the State Department. – 2130 GMT STRASBOURG, France – Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas gives news conference in Strasbourg with EU Parliament President Roberta Metsola after a debate with European lawmakers about the security situation in Europe after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. – 1130 GMT OTTAWA – NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is due to speak at Ottawa’s annual security conference – 1600 GMT SOUTH KOREA – South Korea holds Presidential election. ANKARA – Israeli President Isaac Herzog will pay a visit to Turkey upon the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (To Mar. 10)

KINSHASA, Congo (DRC) – Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde pay an official visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (To Mar. 10).

WARSAW/ BUCHAREST – U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Poland and Romania (to March 11)

ABU DHABI – Sheikh Hasina Prime Minister of Bangladesh pays an official five days visit to United Arab Emirates (to March 11) TAIPEI CITY – An eight-member delegation from Belize led by Johnny Briceño Prime Minister of Belize on a 5-day visit to Taiwan (to March 12) GENEVA – 49th regular session of the Human Rights Council (To April 1). – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, MARCH 10

** ANKARA – Ilham Aliyev President of Azerbaijan will visit Turkey. ** MADRID – Spain’s Economy Minister Nadia Calvino holds a meeting in Madrid with German finance ninister Christian Lindner followed by a press conference – 1330 GMT ANTALYA, Turkey – Dmytro Kuleba Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Sergeĭ Viktorovich Lavrov Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation will meet in Antalya. WARSAW – Poland’s President Andrzej Duda will meet with visiting US Vice President Kamala Harris and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Warsaw. WASHINGTON DC – U.S. President Joe Biden welcomes Colombian President Ivan Duque to the White House, during which the two leaders will discuss regional and global issues including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. VERSAILLES, France – EU leaders gather for summit in Versailles (To March 11). TIBET – 63rd anniversary of Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, fleeing into exile after a failed uprising. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, MARCH 11

** BUCHAREST – US vice president Kamala Harris to meet President Klaus Iohannis at the Cotroceni Palace in Bucharest to discuss the current security situation in the region following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. BERLIN – Germany hosts a virtual meeting of agricultural ministers from G7 countries to discuss the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on global food security and how to best stabilize food markets SENDAI, Japan – 11th anniversary of Sendai earthquake and tsunami. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, MARCH 12 TURKMENISTAN – President election. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, MARCH 13 ISTANBUL – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to meet President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul. COLOMBIA – Colombian Senate election. COLOMBIA – Colombian House of Representatives election. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, MARCH 14 COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen visits Greenland. (To March 17) BRUSSELS – Euro zone finance ministers meet on fiscal stance for 2023, banking union – 1400 GMT BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, MARCH 15 GLOBAL – World Day of Action against Seal Hunting.

DAMASCUS – Syria marks the 11th anniversary of an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 ** BRUSSELS – NATO defense ministers meet in Brussels to discuss the war in Ukraine. HALABJA, Iraq – 34th anniversary of 5,000 civilian Kurds being killed in Iraqi chemical weapons attack.

DUBLIN, Ireland – St. Patrick’s Festival (to Mar. 20). AMSTERDAM – The Netherlands holds municipal elections. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, MARCH 17

ITALY – Anniversary of the unification of Italy – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, MARCH 19 EGYPT – 11th anniversary of Egyptian referendum on constitutional reforms. DILI, Timor-Leste – Presidential election. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, MARCH 21 BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, MARCH 22 GLOBAL – World Water Day. BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23

DUBLIN – The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are to visit the Republic of Ireland (to Mar. 25)

GLOBAL – World Meteorological Day. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, MARCH 24 GLOBAL – World Tuberculosis Day. BRUSSELS – Brussels hosts summit of European Union leaders (To Mar 25) BRUSSELS – European Council meeting (to March 25). – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, MARCH 25 PARIS – Finland Finance Minister Annika Saarikko will represent Finland at the informal meeting of finance ministers (Ecofin) in Paris. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, MARCH 31

VIENNA – 27th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting via videoconference. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, APRIL 2 VALLETTA – Pope Francis to visit Malta (to April 3) – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY , APRIL 3 COSTA RICA – President election. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, APRIL 4

BRUSSELS – Euro zone finance ministers meet on G20, banking union – 1300 GMT LUXEMBOURG – Eurogroup meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, APRIL 5 LUXEMBOURG – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, APRIL 7 NAIROBI – Kenya’s Finance Minister Ukur Yatani is scheduled to present the government’s spending plan for the 2022/23 (July-June) fiscal year to parliament – 1100 GMT – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, APRIL 10 PARIS, France – Presidential election (First round) – – – – – – – – – MONDAY APRIL 11 LUXEMBOURG – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, APRIL 12 LUXEMBOURG – EU General Affairs Council meeting.

– – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, APRIL 21

BRUSSELS – EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager speaks on artificial intelligence at a Politico event – 0700 GMT.

– – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, APRIL 24 LJUBLJANA, Slovenia – Slovenian National Assembly election. PARIS, France – Presidential election (Second round) – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, APRIL 25 NEW YORK, United States – Economic and Social Council, Annual Economic and Social Council forum on financing for development follow-up including the special high-level meeting of the Council with the World Bank, IMF, WTO and UNCTAD. (to Apr. 28) – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, MAY 9

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential election. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, MAY 16

BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, MAY 17

BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, MAY 24

BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, MAY 29 BOGOTA, Colombia – Presidential election. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, MAY 30 BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – NOTE: The inclusion of diary items does not necessarily mean that Reuters will file a story based on the event.

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