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Nov 19, 2012 | 11:00 GMT

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Geopolitical Calendar: Week of Nov. 19, 2012


Editor's Note: The following is an internal Stratfor document listing significant meetings and events planned for the upcoming 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.


  • Nov. 19: EU foreign ministers will meet in Brussels to discuss EU support for a military intervention in Mali.
  • Nov. 20: Eurozone finance ministers will meet to discuss the next bailout tranche for Greece.
  • Nov. 21: In the United Kingdom, students will protest against rising student fees.
  • Nov. 21: EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will host representatives from the United States, China, Russia, France, the United Kingdom and Germany to discuss Iran's nuclear program.
  • Nov. 22: The European Council will meet in Brussels to discuss the EU budget for 2014 to 2020.
  • Nov. 22: The governing council of the European Central Bank will meet.
  • Nov. 25: Regional elections will be held in Catalonia, Spain.


  • Nov. 20: Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu will visit China to discuss bilateral military cooperation at the 17th meeting of the joint Russia-China committee on military and technical cooperation.
  • Nov. 23: The Ukrainian Cabinet will submit a draft state budget for 2013 to the parliament.
  • Nov. 25: Local council elections will be held in Kyrgyzstan.


  • Nov. 18-19: U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Thailand.
  • Nov. 19: Obama will visit Myanmar.
  • Nov. 19-20: The East Asia Summit will be held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  • Nov. 20: Japan, China and South Korea will hold ministerial level discussions in preparation for the launch of trilateral free trade talks.
  • Nov. 20-21: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will visit Thailand in an effort to boost the ties between the two countries.
  • Nov. 20-30: A Zimbabwean business delegation will tour China's Guangzhou province looking for trade opportunities. 
  • Nov. 21: Leaders of Pacific countries in the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States will meet in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, to discuss Fiji's participation at future related events.


  • Nov. 20: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse will visit Kazakhstan to announce Sri Lanka's accession as observer to the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia.
  • Nov. 19-22: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari will host a summit of Developing Eight leaders. Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is expected to attend the meetings and stay until Nov. 23, although his plans may change due to the situation in Gaza.


  • Unspecified date: The Dominican Republic will begin undertaking national police force reforms.
  • Nov. 19: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will conclude her trip to Spain following the Ibero-American Summit.
  • Nov. 19: The International Criminal Court will present its decision on the maritime border dispute between Colombia and Nicaragua. 
  • Nov. 19: The Brazilian government will formally announce and define a new stimulus package aimed at enhancing the country's port infrastructure. 
  • Nov. 19-20: Mexican politician and former presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will hold a national assembly to formally launch a new political party.  
  • Nov. 19-23: The Dutch royal couple will tour Brazilian cities.
  • Nov. 20: Ecuador will launch its first nationally made satellite, the NEE-01 Pegasus, into a 900-kilometer (559-mile) polar orbit for educational purposes. 
  • Nov. 20: Argentine unions will stage a nationwide strike in protest of the presidency. 
  • Nov. 20: A Mexican electrician's union is expected to stage a national strike to protest labor law reforms. 
  • Nov. 20-21: The Nicaraguan government will present tax law reforms to the National Assembly. 
  • Nov. 22-23: A delegation of 30 Spanish construction and public works companies will visit Nicaragua to look for trade opportunities. 
  • Nov. 23: Peruvian President Ollanta Humala will meet with Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa in Azuay, Ecuador, to review the countries' bilateral relations. 


  • Nov. 20: The final draft for the new Egyptian constitution will be released.
  • Nov. 24: The West Bank is expected to hold elections for its remaining 82 municipality posts.
  • Nov. 24: The Criminal Court in Cairo will issue a final ruling on the "anger killings" that took place outside the Darb al Ahmar police station in 2011.
  • Nov. 25: Israel's Likud party is expected to hold primaries for elections in January.


  • Unspecified date: Zimbabwean Finance Minister Tendai Biti will present the 2013 budget law to the country's parliament.
  • Unspecified date: The new Somali Cabinet will be sworn in. 
  • Unspecified date: Oil production will restart in South Sudan.
  • Nov. 19: Biometric voter registration in Kenya will begin ahead of upcoming elections.
  •  Nov. 19-20: The Nigerian Central Bank will hold a monetary policy committee to preside over the country's interest rates. 
  • Nov. 24-26: A delegation from the Portuguese Footwear, Components and Leather Goods Association will visit Maputo, Mozambique, to look for trade opportunities. 
  • Nov. 26: The U.N. Security Council will review a plan by the Malian government and the Economic Community of West African States to remove the presence of Islamists in northern Mali.
Geopolitical Calendar: Week of Nov. 19, 2012
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