Jun 16, 2018 | 16:14 GMT

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Geopolitical Calendar: Week of June 18, 2018

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  • June 18-22: EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom visits Australia and New Zealand.
  • June 18: The British House of Lords votes on the EU withdrawal bill.
  • June 18: Representatives from the Group of Five (G5) Sahel meet in Brussels.
  • June 19: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron meet in Berlin to finalize their joint proposal for EU reform.
  • June 19: Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.
  • June 21: The Eurogroup meets to discuss Greece and possible debt relief.
  • June 21: The European Commission may ask the General Affairs Council to proceed with a hearing on Poland's policies regarding the rule of law.


  • All Week: Russia hosts World Cup soccer games.
  • June 20: The ruling Georgian Dream party must meet a deadline to submit a new list of Cabinet members following Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili's resignation.
  • June 21-23: South Korean President Moon Jae In visits Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin.


  • June 18: North and South Korea hold talks on sports exchanges at Panmunjom.
  • June 19-24: Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli visits China.
  • June 20: Japan's 196th regular Diet session concludes.
  • June 20: New Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad plans to announce his full Cabinet.
  • June 21: The Philippine government begins a cease-fire with the communist New People's Army.
  • June 22: The chief minister of the Indian state of West Bengal begins a nine-day trip to China.
  • June 22: North and South Korea hold Red Cross talks at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort.

South Asia

  • June 18: Truckers from the All India Confederation of Goods Vehicle Owners Association and similar organizations begin an indefinite strike across India.
  • June 21: The cease-fire between Afghanistan's government and some Taliban factions is scheduled to end.

Middle East/North Africa

  • All Week: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has called for prominent Iraqi politicians to meet to resolve the country's political crisis.
  • June 20-22: German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Jordan and Lebanon to speak with leaders from both countries.


  • June 18: The Common Market of the South, or Mercosur, holds a summit in Luque, Paraguay.
  • June 20: The Central Bank of Brazil meets.
  • June 21: Mexico's central bank meets.

Sub-Saharan Africa

  • June 18: South Africa's Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform holds public hearings.
  • June 18: The opposition in Togo holds protests across the country.
  • June 20: The Intergovernmental Authority on Development leads talks between South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit and opposition leader Riek Machar.

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