The Week Ahead: April 9-15

world | Apr 8, 2012 | By RFE/RL 

The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.

Now on Twitter! Daily updates at @The_Week_Ahead.


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.

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