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What's happening this week 21/09/15


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What's happening this week 21/09/15

MONDAY

UKRAINENATO

Lviv • NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg begins his first visit to Ukraine.

USACHINA

Seattle • Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to arrive in Seattle on the first stop of his US visit. He will then head to Washington DC for a meeting with President Obama and to New York for an address to the United Nations General Assembly.

SAUDI ARABIAHAJ

Mecca • Thousands of Muslim pilgrims take part in annual Haj rituals at one of the largest religious gatherings in the world.

TUESDAY

EU – MIGRANT CRISIS

Brussels • European Union interior ministers hold a meeting to discuss the migration crisis, a week after a similar meeting ended in deadlock. A leaders’ summit is also scheduled on Wednesday.

LEBANONCRISIS

Beirut • Lebanese politicians hold a third “dialogue meeting” to discuss ways out of a political crisis that has paralysed the government and fuelled a wave of protests.

WEDNESDAY

EU – SUMMIT

Brussels • European Council President Donald Tusk convenes an extraordinary European Council meeting on the refugee crisis.

USAPOPE

Various • Following his visit to Cuba, Pope Francis travels to the US for a five-day visit. The Pope is to meet with President Obama, address a joint session of the US Congress, speak at the UN General Assembly and preside over the Vatican’s World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.

FRIDAY

UN – DEVELOPMENT

New York • Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

SUNDAY

CATALONIAELECTION

Barcelona • Catalan voters will elect a new Regional parliament, in an election which will see all pro-independence parties united.

UK – LABOUR

Brighton • Annual Conference of the UK Labour Party, the first with newly-elected leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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