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Geopolitical Calendar: Week of June 25, 2018

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  • June 25-28: U.S. national security adviser John Bolton visits the United Kingdom and Italy to discuss national security issues before traveling to Moscow to discuss a potential meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  • June 25: The EU Foreign Affairs Council meets to discuss security and defense cooperation, cooperation between the European Union and NATO, Yemen and the EU Global Strategy.
  • June 26: The EU General Affairs Council is scheduled to hold a hearing on the rule of law in Poland under Article 7 of the Treaty on European Union.
  • June 28: The European Central Bank's General Council meets in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • June 28-29: South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak Yon is visiting Ireland.
  • June 30: Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is scheduled to meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May in London.
  • July 1: Austria takes over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months.
  • July 1: Slovakia takes over the rotating presidency of the Visegrad Group.


  • Unspecified Date: A group of U.S. Republican senators, including John Kennedy and Richard Shelby, are traveling to Russia.
  • July 1: Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny has called for protests to be held across Russia against the government's plan to increase the retirement age.


  • Unspecified Date: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo may visit North Korea.
  • Unspecified Date: U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis is expected to visit China and South Korea.
  • June 22-26: French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe visits China.
  • June 24-July 2: Chinese politician Chen Min'er undertakes a tour of Chad, Egypt and Tunisia.
  • June 25: Papua New Guinean Prime Minister Peter O'Neill concludes a five-day visit to China.
  • June 25: China hosts the 7th China-EU High-Level Economic and Trade Dialogue in Beijing.
  • June 27: Indonesia holds municipal elections across the country.
  • June 28: Hong Kong hosts the third Belt and Road Summit.
  • June 30: Malaysia's main opposition party, the United Malays National Organization, holds elections for internal party positions.
  • June 30: A meeting on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) convenes in Tokyo.

South Asia

  • June 24-29: Seychellois President Danny Faure embarks on a five-day visit to India to meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • June 26-27: U.S. trade representative Mark Linscott is in New Delhi to discuss bilateral trade concerns ahead of India's decision to impose $420 million in retaliatory tariffs against the United States on Aug. 4.

Middle East/North Africa

  • June 24-28: Britain's Prince William visits Jordan, Israel and Palestine.


  • June 25: Jordan's King Abdullah II is scheduled to meet with Trump at the White House.
  • June 27: South Korean trade minister Paik Un Gyu visits Washington to discuss the U.S. trade investigation into automobiles.
  • June 27: The Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise begins in the waters off Hawaii and California
  • June 29: Officials from Argentine and Brazilian governments meet to negotiate an extension of their bilateral agreement on the automobile exports.
  • June 30: The White House announces investment restrictions and export controls in strategic industries for people and entities in China.
  • July 1: Mexico holds elections.

Sub-Saharan Africa

  • June 25-July 2: The 31st African Union Summit takes place in Nouakchott, Mauritania.
  • June 25: Sudanese President Omar al Bashir hosts talks between South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit and opposition leader Riek Machar in Khartoum, Sudan.

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