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Mar 20, 2017 | 09:00 GMT

Geopolitical Calendar: Week of March 20, 2017

On March 22, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will host a meeting of the of the Global Coalition working to defeat the Islamic State.
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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 to stay informed of the activities and travel of world leaders and to guide their areas of focus for the week.

EUROPE

  • March 19-23: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit France, Germany and Italy as well as the European Union headquarters in Brussels.
  • March 20: The Eurogroup will meet to discuss Greece.
  • March 21: The EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council will meet.
  • March 22-23: The Governing Council of the European Central Bank will hold its non-monetary policy meeting in Frankfurt.
  • March 24: Macedonia will conduct local elections.
  • March 25: EU members will hold an informal summit in Rome to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.
  • March 26: Bulgaria will hold parliamentary elections.
EURASIA
  • March 20: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu will meet with Japanese leaders for security talks.
ASIA-PACIFIC
  • Undisclosed date: South Korean prosecutors will question ousted President Park Geun Hye.
  • March 19-22: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will visit Myanmar and Thailand.
  • March 19-22: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Beijing along with five ministers and a delegation of business leaders.
  • March 21-24: Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will visit Vietnam.
  • March 22-29: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will visit Australia and New Zealand.
  • March 23-26: China will host Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan province.
SOUTH ASIA
  • March 23-26: Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan will visit Nepal and Bangladesh.
MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA
  • March 25-26: OPEC officials will discuss extending an output cut at a meeting in Kuwait.
AMERICAS
  • March 20: The U.S. House of Representatives will hold the first hearing into possible Russian interference in U.S. elections.
  • March 20: The Mercosur-EU trade meeting will take place in Buenos Aires.
  • March 21: Argentina's central bank will meet.
  • March 22: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will host a meeting in Washington of the global coalition working to defeat the Islamic State.
  • March 22: Brazil's government will announce whether it will increase taxes.
  • March 22: Paraguay's central bank will meet.
  • March 24: Colombia's central bank will meet.
  • March 26: Anti-corruption protests will take place in Brazil.
AFRICA
  • March 21: The West African Cyber Security Conference will take place.
  • March 21-22: French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen will visit French forces taking part in Operation Barkhane in Chad.
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