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Jan 28, 2013 | 11:00 GMT

Geopolitical Calendar: Week of Jan. 28, 2013

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Editor's Note: The following is an internal Stratfor document listing significant meetings and events planned for the next week. Stratfor analysts use this document to stay informed of the activities and travel of world leaders and to guide their areas of focus for the week.

EUROPE

  • Jan. 28: Representatives from the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Union are expected to arrive in Madrid to discuss a second monitoring report on the Spanish banking sector.
  • Jan. 28: Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov will meet his Armenian counterpart, Eduard Nalbandian, in Paris to discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.  
  • Jan. 30: Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan will visit Rome to discuss bilateral ties between Italy and Libya.
  • Jan. 31: The Latvian Parliament is expected to discuss the country's eurozone membership.
  • Feb. 1-3: The Munich Security Conference will be held.
  • Feb. 2: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.
  • Feb. 2-4: Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his Pakistani counterpart, Asif Ali Zardari, are expected to arrive in London on Feb. 2 for trilateral talks with the British Prime Minister David Cameron on Feb. 3-4.

FORMER SOVIET UNION

  • Jan. 27-Feb. 1: Wu Bangguo, Chairman and Party secretary of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, will travel to Vladivostok, Russia, to attend the 21st annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum.
  • Jan. 28: Russia's Liberal Democratic Party leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky will pay a working visit to Ukraine to meet with Ukrainian statesmen, politicians and journalists to discuss the topic of "Russia-Ukraine: Calculated European Neighborliness or Slavic Alliance?"
  • Jan. 31: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will visit Moscow at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss bilateral economic and energy relations.

SOUTH ASIA

  • Unspecified date: The Indian Department of Disinvestment will begin the next round of disinvestment and will start with an offer for sale of Oil India Ltd. 
  • Unspecified date: Pakistani Muslim League (N) leader Nawaz Sharif will meet with party members from the Sindh province branch to discuss strategies for the upcoming elections. 
  • Jan. 28-29: Indian Home Affairs Minister Sushilkumar Shinde will visit Dhaka, Bangladesh, to sign various agreements, including an extradition treaty and an agreement to ease visa requirements.

EAST ASIA

  • Jan. 28-31: Former Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama will visit China. 
  • Jan. 29: Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will travel to South Korea and will meet with South Korean President-elect Park Geun Hye. 
  • Jan. 29-31: The former chairman of France's independent nuclear safety regulator, Andre-Claude Lacoste, will meet with officials in Taiwan to discuss nuclear power issues. 
  • Jan. 30: South Korea will launch its Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 from the Naro Space Center.

AMERICAS

  • Jan. 28: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will pay an official visit to Peru to meet with President Ollanta Humala. 
  • Jan. 28: Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto will travel to Uruguay to discuss increasing bilateral cooperation, including in trade as well as science and innovation. 
  • Jan. 28: The first unmanned, computerized border crossing between the United States and Mexico is expected to open. 
  • Jan. 28: The Oil Workers Union in Argentina's Chubut province will meet with Pan American Energy representatives to try to settle potential layoffs that the company is planning. Labor,Employment and Social Security Minister Carlos Tomada will participate in the discussions. 
  • Jan. 28-29:  Romanian President Traian Basescu will visit Peru to meet with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala to discuss bilateral relations. 
  • Feb. 1: The International Monetary Fund will release a report evaluating Argentine national statistics. 
  • Feb. 1: Minimum wage increases will be implemented in Ecuador.

MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA

  • Jan. 28: Hamas and Fatah will begin talks on the formation of a new government.
  • Jan. 28: Syrian opposition leaders and representatives of about 50 countries and organizations will meet in Paris to discuss the ongoing situation in Syria. 
  • Jan. 29: A verdict is due in a Cairo administrative court regarding the request for former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to be released from prison due to poor health.
  • Jan. 30: Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi will travel to Germany for a two-day meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other officials.
  • Jan. 30:  U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon will attend a Donor Conference for Syria in Kuwait.

AFRICA

  • Unspecified date: According to Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, a draft of Zimbabwe's constitution — which includes two-term presidential limits — may be completed. 
  • Unspecified date: The International Conference of the Great Lakes Region will hold meetings in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, to discuss instability in the eastern part of the country.  
  • Jan. 28: The mandate will expire for the U.N. Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the Central African Republic. 
  • Jan. 29: A donors meeting will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to garner funding for the military intervention in Mali. 
  • Jan. 29-31: Accra, Ghana, will host a joint United States Agency for International Development and Economic Community Of West African States conference on improving regional food security and trade.
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