Geopolitical Calendar: Week of July 9, 2018

3 MINS READJul 7, 2018 | 16:27 GMT
The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. President Donald Trump plans to announce a nominee to the court on July 9 to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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Stay informed about the most significant meetings and events planned for the week ahead.


  • July 9: European Union-Ukraine summit takes place in Brussels.
  • July 9-10: EU-Western Balkans summit takes place in London.
  • July 10: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang concludes a visit to Germany following a visit to Bulgaria for the China-Central and Eastern European Countries meeting.
  • July 11: Japan and the European Union will sign a free trade agreement in Brussels.
  • July 11-12: NATO leaders meet in Brussels.
  • July 12: Eurogroup meets in Brussels.
  • July 13: U.S. President Donald Trump meets with British Prime Minister Theresa May during a four-day visit to the United Kingdom.
  • July 13: Stabilization and Association Council of the European Union and Macedonia meets in Brussels.
  • July 13: The EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meets in Brussels.
  • July 14: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits France to attend the Japonismes 2018 cultural event and Bastille Day celebrations.


  • July 8: Changes to Russian migration law take effect, tightening registration rules for foreign employees.
  • July 10: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits Azerbaijan.
  • July 11: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.
  • July 13: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets with Putin in Moscow.
  • July 15: Uzbekistan increases its minimum wage by 7 percent.
  • July 15: Moscow hosts the 2018 World Cup final.


  • July 9: Indonesia releases the official results of regional elections.
  • July 10: Kuwait's emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, concludes a four-day trip to China.
  • July 10: Russia's Pacific Fleet task force concludes a five-day visit to Japan.
  • July 11: The Japanese coast guard conducts exercises with Indonesia as part of a monthlong anti-piracy patrol in Indonesian and Philippine waters.
  • July 11-13: South Korean President Moon Jae In visits Singapore.
  • July 12: The inaugural China-Africa Defense and Security Forum concludes after more than two weeks of meetings in Beijing.
  • July 12: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo concludes a weeklong trip that included stops in North Korea, Japan, Vietnam, the United Arab Emirates and Brussels.
  • July 13-14: Vietnam hosts Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel to discuss trade, investment, labor exchanges and cooperation in hydrocarbons.
  • July 14: U.S., South Korean and Japanese diplomats meet in Seoul, South Korea, to discuss Pompeo's latest trip to North Korea.

South Asia

  • Date unknown: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to return to Pakistan from London following his July 6 sentencing to 10 years in prison on corruption charges.
  • July 11: South Korean President Moon Jae In concludes a visit to India that included talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Middle East/North Africa

  • July 9: Mike Pompeo visits Abu Dhabi for talks with United Arab Emirates leaders.
  • July 9: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announces Cabinet appointments.
  • July 11: Dubai-based Abraaj's liquidation case resumes in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
  • July 12: Manual recount of Iraqi parliamentary election results to begin in some provinces.
  • July 14-17: A training squadron of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force visits Saudi Arabia for a goodwill tour.
  • July 15: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Egypt and Saudi Arabia.


  • July 9: U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce a Supreme Court nominee.
  • July 10. Argentina's central bank meets.
  • July 11. Canada's central bank meets.

Sub-Saharan Africa

  • July 9: Appeals process opens in Senegal for Dakar Mayor Khalifa Sall, who was sentenced in March to five years in prison for fraud.
  • July 9-11: French business confederation Medef undertakes mission to Nouakchott, Mauritania.
  • July 12-13: Party congress of the Movement for the Liberation of Congo to decide the presidential candidacy of Jean Pierre Bemba, the former vice president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo who was recently acquitted of war crimes in The Hague.

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