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Sep 3, 2012 | 10:00 GMT

Geopolitical Calendar: Week of Sept. 3, 2012


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.


  • Sept. 3: Senior troika officials will return to Greece.
  • Sept. 4: European Council President Herman Van Rompuy will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.
  • Sept. 5: European Council President Herman Van Rompuy will meet with French President Francois Hollande in Paris.
  • Sept. 5-7: Cypriot President Demetris Christofias will travel to Jordan to discuss economic ties.
  • Sept. 5: In Spain, students are expected to protest in major cities.
  • Sept. 6: The European Central Bank's governing council will meet.
  • Sept. 6: German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in Madrid.
  • Sept. 8: The General Confederation of Greek Workers is expected to protest in Thessaloniki.


  • Sept. 4: Baku Grave Crimes Court will hold a preparatory meeting on the criminal case involving a group accused of spying for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
  • Sept. 5: NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will visit Armenia and meet with Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian and Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan to discuss Armenia-NATO cooperation. 
  • Sept. 7: NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will visit Azerbaijan to meet with the country’s leaders to discuss Azerbaijan-NATO cooperation.
  • Sept. 8: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Vladivostok to discuss Syria and recent comments by Russian leaders about reducing Moscow's nuclear arsenal. 
  • Sept. 8-9: Russia will host the 20th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vladivostok, which several pacific Latin American countries will attend.
  • Sept. 9: A U.S.- Russian agreement on simplifying the countries' visa program will go into effect.


  • Sept. 7-9: Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will visit Pakistan to hold a second round of bilateral dialogue.


  • Sept. 3: Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast will continue his visit to Myanmar.
  • Sept. 3-4: South Korea and Vietnam will hold the first round of free trade talks.
  • Sept. 3-4: The third round of peace talks between the Myanmar government and Karen National Union will take place in the Kayin state capital of Pa-an.
  • Sept. 3-6: Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie will continue his visit to India to discuss military ties.
  • Sept. 3-7: The Philippine naval force's Eastern Mindanao Command will stage a five-day command post and fleet training exercise with foreign representatives from Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and the United States.
  • Sept. 3-9: U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will continue her visit to the Cook Islands, Indonesia, China, East Timor, Brunei and Russia.
  • Sept. 5: South Korea and China will hold a working-level meeting in Beijing to discuss consular issues, including a South Korean activist who was allegedly tortured by Chinese agents.


  • Unspecified date: Brazil's Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade will lead a business delegation to Caracas, Venezuela, and Havana, Cuba. 
  • Sept. 3-5: Former Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo will be in Montevideo, Uruguay, to participate in syndicate demonstrations and meet with government officials. 
  • Sept. 3-7: A delegation from the International Monetary Fund will tour Honduras to examine the country's finances. 
  • Sept. 4: Peruvian and Bolivian authorities will meet to investigate supposed border violations by Peruvian security forces near the Suches River. 
  • Sept. 6-15: Representatives from Chile and Peru will take part in the 14th round of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Leesburg, Va.


  • Sept. 3: The Kurdish National Council of Syria and the Supreme Council of Kurds of Syria will hold a number of meetings in Arbil over the future of Syria and Kurds in the country.
  • Sept. 4: Bahrain's High Court of Appeals will issue a verdict in the retrial of 13 people charged with plotting to topple the regime.
  • Sept. 4-5: A Yemeni donors' conference will be held in Riyadh.
  • Sept. 5: Kuwait's Constitutional Court will rule on the controversial electoral districts law.


  • Sept. 3: Representatives from South African platinum mine workers' unions may conclude talks on an agreement to return to work.
  • Sept. 3: Kenyan teachers have threatened to start a strike over salary demands that have not been met.
  • Sept. 4: Representatives from the Sudanese and South Sudanese governments will meet in Addis Ababa under African Union auspices to negotiate oil sector cooperation and joint security.
  • Sept. 5: The approximate date that Somalia's federal parliament will elect a president.
  • Sept. 7-8: The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region will hold a summit in Kampala to discuss ongoing violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Geopolitical Calendar: Week of Sept. 3, 2012
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