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DIARY-Political and General News Events from July 31

31 Jul 2020 / 20:51 H.

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    FRIDAY, JULY 31 ** CAPE TOWN - OECD Economic Surveys: South Africa 2020 - Virtual meeting

    GENEVA, Switzerland - The World Health Organization's Emergency Committee, composed of independent experts led by Didier Houssin, convenes to review whether the coronavirus outbreak emergency declared on Jan. 30 still constitutes a public health emergency of international crisis (PHEIC). JOHANNESBURG - South Africa hosts a virtual conference "Harnessing science, technology and innovation in response to COVID-19 - a national and international effort". - 0700 GMT SOFIA - Bulgarian finance ministry publishes state budget execution forecast for first seven months - 1600 GMT SALZBURG, Austria - Austria's minister for the EU receives vice president of the European Commission, European parliament member McAllister (to August 1).

    VALPARAISO, Chile - Chile's President Sebastian Pinera delivers the annual state of the nation address.

    HANOI - Vietnam hosts 53rd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting and Related Meetings (to August 5).

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    PENANG, Malaysia - APEC Third Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM3) and Related Meetings (to Aug. 15).

    GLOBAL - World Breastfeeding Week (to Aug. 7).

    WARSAW - Poland marks 76th anniversary of its war-time Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi occupation.

    CHINA – 93rd founding anniversary of the People's Liberation Army. - - - - - - - - -

    MONDAY, AUGUST 3

    ** MINSK - Belarus President Lukashenko addresses the nation.

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    SRI LANKA - Sri Lankan Parliament election.

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    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara delivers an address to the nation during the country's national holiday - 2000 GMT MANILA - Philippines' finance minister, Carlos Dominguez, attends an online economic forum to discuss the impact of COVID-19 and economic outlook for the second half - 0700 GMT.

    HIROSHIMA, Japan - Hiroshima Commemorations 75th Anniversary of 1945 nuclear attacks. - - - - - - - - -

    SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 NAGASAKI, Japan - Nagasaki Commemorations 75th Anniversary of 1945 nuclear attacks.

    BELARUS – Belarus Presidential Election.

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    MONDAY, AUGUST 11

    ** PRAGUE - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is due to visit the Czech Republic (to Aug. 12). LILONGWE - Rwandan President Paul Kagame to visit Malawi to hold bilateral talks with Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera (to Aug. 12)

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    GLOBAL - International Youth Day. - - - - - - - - -

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 14 JAKARTA - Indonesia President Joko Widodo is scheduled to deliver state of the union speech at the parliament, unveiling the 2021 budget and the government's economic agenda for the next year.

    PAKISTAN – 73rd anniversary of Pakistan independence from British rule. - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, AUGUST 15

    JAPAN – 75th anniversary of country's surrender in World War Two.

    INDIA – 73rd anniversary of Indian Independence from British rule.

    LIECHTENSTEIN - 214th Anniversary of Independence. - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19

    GLOBAL - World Humanitarian Day.

    MOSCOW – 28th anniversary of the failed Soviet coup against Mikhail Gorbachev which accelerated the collapse of the Soviet Union. - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, AUGUST 21

    SYRIA – 7th anniversary of nerve gas attack which killed hundreds of people in rebel-held neighborhoods on the edge of Damascus. - - - - - - - - -

    SATURDAY, AUGUST 22

    HANOI, Vietnam - 52nd ASEAN Economic Ministers' Meeting (AEM 52) (to Aug 29). HANOI - Vietnam hosts 9th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting.

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    BALTIC WAY – 31st anniversary of the Baltic Way, a human chain of people in 1989 stretching from Vilnius to Tallinn to mark solidarity in the struggle for independence from the Soviet Union. - - - - - - - - -

    MONDAY, AUGUST 24

    POLAND - Poland marks the 31st anniversary of the creation of the first post-Communist government in 1989.

    UKRAINE – 29th Anniversary of Independence.

    WASHINGTON – 208th anniversary of the Burning of Washington, including the White House and the U.S. Capitol building, by the British troops during the War of 1812. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, AUGUST 25

    URUGUAY - Uruguay's Independence Day.

    PARIS – 76th anniversary of the liberation of Paris from Nazi occupation in the Second World War. - - - - - - - - -

    THURSDAY, AUGUST 27

    BERLIN - Informal meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers – Gymnich (to Aug. 28).

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    SUNDAY, AUGUST 30 MONTENEGRO – Montenegrin Assembly election. - - - - - - - - -

    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

    MEXICO CITY - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador holds his second state of the union address. BRUSSELS - EU Commissioner for internal market Thierry Breton speaks in an online interview with Politico Europe - 0630 GMT.

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    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 BOLIVIA - Presidential election.

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    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

    BRUSSELS - Brussels Economic Forum (by videoconference)

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    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 BRUSSELS – EU Informal meeting of economic and financial affairs ministers (to Sept. 12). - - - - - - - - -

    MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

    VIENNA – United Nations IAEA, Board of Governors meeting (to Sept. 18).

    LEIPZIG - The German EU presidency hosts an EU-China Summit - 0730 GMT. - - - - - - - - -

    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 New Zealand – New Zealand House of Representatives election. New Zealand – Referendum election.

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    MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

    BRUSSELS - EU ministers responsible for trade hold informal meeting in Berlin to discuss current trade topics from transatlantic relations to the World Trade Organization. - - - - - - - - -

    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 NEW YORK CITY - World leaders take part in 75th annual U.N. General Assembly high-level debate (to September 28).

    BRUSSELS - EU General Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - -

    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

    BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting.

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