The Week Ahead: April 9-15
The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.
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MONDAY, April 9:
Azerbaijan: GUAM Secretary-General Valery Chechelashvili visits Baku (to April 10).
Russia/Azerbaijan: Chairwoman of Russian Council of Federation Valentina Matvienko visits Baku.
U.S./Russia: Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Imperial Russia’s Criminal ‘Upperworld:’ Credit Fraud and the Limitations of Respectability."
TUESDAY, April 10:
China/Russia/Kazakhstan: The Sino-Russo-Kazakh Oil and Gas Forum opens in Beijing (to April 13).
Georgia: A new hearing in the case of Konstantin Rodionov, who is charged with illegally entering Georgia’s breakaway region of Abkhazia, to be held in Tbilisi.
NATO/Bosnia-Herzegovina: Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina Bakir Izetbegovic meets with NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Brussels.
Russia/Poland: The second anniversary of the Smolensk tragedy to be commemorated in Poland and Russia.
Russia/Syria: Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow
WEDNESDAY, April 11:
Armenia: A three-member PACE delegation to carry out a mission to Yerevan, ahead of the parliamentary elections in Armenia on May 6, to assess the electoral framework and campaign (to April 12).
Iran/Syria: UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan visits Tehran to discuss the situation in Syria.
Russia: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin gives last major speech to parliament before returning as president in May.
Russia: A six-member PACE delegation to visit Moscow following Russia’s presidential election (to April 13).
U.S.: Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington hosts the Global Security Forum 2012.
U.S.: G8 Foreign Ministers meeting begins in Washington (to April 12).
THURSDAY, April 12:
China: The seventh meeting of the security council secretaries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which comprises China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, to be held in Beijing.
UN: International Day of Human Space Flight.
World: Global Security Forum on global challenges in Central Europe opens in Bratislava (April 14).
FRIDAY, April 13:
Iran: A new round of talks between Iran and six world powers is expected to be held in Istanbul (to April 14).
SATURDAY, April 14:
Czech Republic: Prague Writers' Festival opens.
SUNDAY, April 15:
World: Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter.