Geopolitical Forecast for October 31st - November 6th
Monday, October 31st
Moscow. Russia. Visit by future chairman of the Council of Europe Ministers Committee, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus Ioannis Kasoulides. He will hold talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
China. October 31st - November 6th. Visit by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.
Jakarta. Indonesia. Visit of the Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia, Denis Manturov. It is expected that he will take part in the 11th session of the Russian-Indonesian Joint Commission on Trade, Economic and Technical Cooperation.
Lebanon. 46th Presidential elections.
London. United Kingdom. Visit by US Secretary of State John Kerry, who will hold meetings with international partners, including London mayor Sadiq Khan, to discuss the situation in Libya.
Riga. Latvia. Extraordinary session of parliament will adopt the state budget for 2017.
Finland. October 31st - November 1st. Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis to visit and meet with President Sauli Niinistö and Minister of Foreign Affairs Timo Soini.
Sweden. October 31st - November 1st. Visit of Pope Francis in connection with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Pope Francis is expected to take part in a meeting of representatives of the Roman Catholic Church and the Lutheran World Federation in the city of Lund.
New York. USA. The UN Security Council will hold a briefing on the Middle East and consultations on the situation in Yemen.
Havana. Cuba. October 31st - November 4th. 34th International diversified Havana Fair FIHAV-2016.
Arusha. Tanzania. October 31st - November 1st. Conference of the East African Community, the European Union, and the International Monetary Fund themed "Regional integration: the creation of a common market on the road to a monetary union."
Tuesday, November 1st
Moscow. Russia Opening of the XX World Russian People's Council. The event will be headed by Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill.
Moscow. Russia. Visit of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
Minsk. Belarus. November 1st-2nd. Ministerial consultations in the framework of the CIS "On the interaction of states - participants of the CIS and the European Union, NATO and European security."
Russia, Turkey. 1-5 November. Visit of Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi Wang Yan. It is expected that he will take part in the 20th session of the commission preparing regular meetings of the heads of governments of Russia and China, as well as in a meeting of the Sino-Turkish intergovernmental commission.
Zhuhai. China. November 1st-6th. The “Airshow China - 2016” international air show and exhibition of airport equipment.
Mongolia. November 1st - December 31st. Meeting of senior officials of the "Asia - Europe" (ASEM) Forum on trade and investment.
Palau. Presidential and parliamentary elections.
United Kingdom. November 1st-3rd. Scheduled visit by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.
London. United Kingdom. November 1st-4th. Black Hat Europe computer security conference.
Greece. November 1st-2nd. Visit of Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov, who is expected to attend the opening of the fourth forum on Russian and Greek civil society, the exhibition of archival documents, and others. Meetings with the President of Greece, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, and Foreign Minister Nikos Kodzias are also planned.
Geneva. Switzerland. November 1st-2nd. Forum of the World Health Organization. Candidates for the post of director general of the organization are expected to present their world health development program.
New York. USA. The chairmanship of the UN Security Council for the month goes to Senegal.
Washington. USA. November 1st-2nd. Meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee of the US Federal Reserve.
Wednesday, November 2nd
Moscow. Russia. November 2nd-4th. Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Abkhazia Daur Kove, who is scheduled to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Bishkek. Kyrgyzstan. November 2nd-3rd. The meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The agenda includes reviewing the list of measures for the further development of project activities within the SCO framework for the period of 2012-2016. Also planned is the approval of the organization’s budget for 2017 and the list of activities for the years 2017-2021.
Jakarta. Indonesia. November 2nd-5th. “Indo Defence - 2016” international exhibition of arms and military equipment.
Serbia. November 2nd-15th - "Slavic brotherhood" tactical exercises including paratroopers from Russia, Serbia, and Belarus.
Vilnius. Lithuania. Meeting of the government to ratify the Paris climate agreement.
Frankfurt am Main. Germany. Meeting of the Board of Governors of the European Central Bank.
International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.
Thursday, November 3rd
Jaipur. India. Meeting of the heads of the national statistical agencies of BRICS countries.
Athens. Greece. November 3rd-4th. The tenth session of the Russian-Greek joint commission on economic, industrial, and scientific-technical cooperation.
Pripyat. Ukraine. Safe confinement structure expected to begin to be laid around the fourth block of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
France. Presentation of the Prix Goncourt literary prize.
Washington. USA. November 3rd-4th. 17th Annual Scientific Conference of the International Monetary Fund themed ”Macroeconomics after the Great Recession."
Friday, November 4th
Osan, South Korea. November 4th-10th. "Invincible Shield" air exercises. The main task will be working out the tactics of air combat and air strikes on North Korea in the event of an armed conflict on the Korean peninsula. Participants include the militaries of the US, United Kingdom, and the Republic of Korea.
Izmir. Turkey. Scheduled meeting of the city court on the case of Alparslan Celik, who is accused of the illegal possession of weapons. Celik might also be involved in the murder of the Russian military pilot Oleg Peshkov in November 2015 on the territory of Syria.
Riga. Latvia. November 4th-6th. Business forum with the participation of the heads of government of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and China in the "16 + 1” format.
Sucre. Bolivia. Visit of the President of Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who is scheduled to meet with the head of Bolivia, Evo Morales, to discuss the construction of a railway connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic coasts of South America.
The Paris climate agreement adopted on December 12, 2015 to enter into force. The agreement will replace the Kyoto Protocol which expires in 2020.
Saturday, November 5th
Riga. Latvia. Meeting of the heads of government of Central and Eastern Europe and China in the "16 + 1” format.
World Tsunami Awareness Day.
Sunday, November 6th
Bulgaria. Presidential elections.
Nicaragua. Presidential and parliamentary elections.