May 29, 2017 | 13:12 GMT

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Geopolitical Calendar: Week of May 29, 2017

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan is observed around the world.

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


  • May 26-June 25: The Muslim holy month of Ramadan is observed around the world.


  • May 29: The Italian parliament's lower chamber will start discussing the draft electoral law.
  • May 29: The leaders of Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland will meet in Bergen, Norway.
  • June 2: Brussels will host the EU-China summit.
  • June 3: Malta will hold parliamentary elections.


  • May 26-29: NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg will visit Georgia.
  • May 29: Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris.


  • June 1: Chinese representatives will attend the 40th Antarctic Treaty meeting. China plans to expand its research in Antarctica but has no immediate plans for mining or development.
  • June 4: Cambodia will hold local elections.

South Asia

  • May 29-June 4: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Germany, Spain, Russia and France.
  • May 30: India's monsoon season will begin, with rains expected to hit the southwestern state of Kerala first.
  • June 1: Morgan Stanley Capital International's reclassification of Pakistan's stock exchange from frontier market to emerging market status will come into effect.
  • June 2: In Nepal, the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal, an alliance of ethnic Madhesi parties, will strike to protest the second phase of the country's local body elections.

Middle East/North Africa

  • May 29: Lebanese lawmakers face a deadline to pass a new electoral law. The deadline is already an extended one, and the entire parliament's term ends June 20.


  • May 31: Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will visit the White House.
  • May 31: Brazil's central bank will meet.
  • June 4: Mexico will hold state elections.
  • June 5: Mercosur and the European Free Trade Association will hold the first round of formal trade negotiations.

Sub-Saharan Africa

  • May 29: The Nigerian government will release a score card on President Muhammadu Buhari's presidency on the two-year anniversary of his taking office.
  • June 1: South Africa's Eskom will stop providing power to Zimbabwe until the country's debts are paid.

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