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Jul 9, 2012 | 10:06 GMT

Geopolitical Calendar: Week of July 9, 2012

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

EUROPE

  • July 9: A eurozone finance minister meeting will be held in Brussels.
  • July 9-15: The Farnborough International Airshow will be held in the United Kingdom.
  • July 11: The European Union and the Philippines are expected to sign a partnership and cooperation agreement at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum in Phnom Penh.
  • July 12: The Hungarian Parliament is expected to pass a new central bank law.
  • July 14: French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is expected to announce the government's revised plans on unmanned aerial vehicle projects.
  • July 14: France will celebrate Bastille Day.

FORMER SOVIET UNION

  • Unspecified date: Opposition Syrian National Council head Abdel Basset Sayda will visit Moscow.
  • July 10: The Kyivsky District Court in Kharkiv will hear the criminal case against former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko.
  • July 10: Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe officials will visit Azerbaijan.
  • July 12: Ukraine and Russia will sign a number of bilateral cooperation documents at a meeting of the interstate commission in Yalta. 
  • July 14: Chairman of the Majilis of the Kazakh Parliament Nurlan Nigmatulin will visit Kyrgyzstanat the invitation of Kyrgyz Parliament Speaker Asylbek Zheenbekov.

SOUTH ASIA

  • July 12: India’s high-resolution satellite Cartosat-2B is set to launch from the Sriharikota launch center in Andhra Pradesh. 
  • July 13: U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will arrive in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to further strengthen the U.S.-Bangladesh security relationship. 
  • July 14: The trial of seven Pakistani suspects charged with involvement in the 2008 Mumbai attacks will resume in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. 

EAST ASIA

  • Unspecified date: Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr will visit South Korea for formal diplomatic talks.
  • Unspecified date: the World Trade Organization will hold a special conference on China's rare earth export policies.
  • July 9: French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will travel to China to meet with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi and Premier Wen Jiabao.

  • July 9: Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin will continue her visit to South Korea for bilateral talks on the countries' recently completed free trade agreement.
  • July 9-13: The ASEAN summit will be held in Phnom Penh and will include senior diplomats from the ten ASEAN member countries as well as from China, Japan and South Korea.
  • July 9-13: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will continue her tour of Japan, Mongolia, Vietnam and Laos, and arrive in Cambodia for the ASEAN conference. 
  • July 10: Myanmar's Parliament is set to nominate a new vice president.
  • July 11: Japanese politician Ichiro Ozawa will launch a new political party following his departure, along with 49 members of the Japanese Diet, from the ruling Democratic Party of Japan.
  • July 13-20: South Korean factory workers from General Motors Co., in conjunction with the country's Metal Workers' Union, will stage a partial strike to protest low wages and working conditions.

AMERICAS

  • Unspecified date: The Argentine government hopes to ratify the tax information exchange treaty with Uruguay.
  • Unspecified date: Mexican President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto will announce his new Cabinet.
  • July 9: Dominican President Leonel Fernandez will visit Spain to meet with King Juan Carlos I and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.
  • July 10: The Chilean Congress will discuss revising the minimum wage. 
  • July 11-12: U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will visit Brasilia and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • July 12: Argentina's General Confederation of Labour union will hold internal elections. 

MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA

  • July 9: European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso will travel to Israel meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin, and attend a dinner hosted by President Shimon Peres.
  • July 9: A court ruling is expected for four Omani activists who were arrested and tried on charges of defamation and incitement.
  • July 10: The trial of Moammar Gadhafi's intelligence chief Bouzaid Dorda will resume.
  • July 12: This day is the deadline for Libyan militias to hand over all Moammar Gadhafi-era detainees to the state.
  • July 14-16: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to Egypt to express support for the country's democratic transition and economic development. 

AFRICA

  • July 12: Somalia’s National Constituent Assembly will open.
  • July 13-14: The Executive Council of the African Union will convene in Ethiopia.
  • July 15-16: The African Union will convene for its 19th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government.
  • July 15: The election for the next African Union chairman will be held.
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