Press agenda on May 16

Here are the main topics World Bulletin’s English Desk plans to cover on Monday, May 16, 2022.

Press agenda on May 16

TURKIYE

ANKARA – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Algerian counterpart Abdelmadjid Tebboune to hold joint news conference after attending agreement signing ceremony, one-on-one talks, meeting between delegations.

BELGIUM

BRUSSELS – EU foreign ministers to discuss latest developments in Russia-Ukraine war, cooperation with Western Balkan countries.

RUSSIA

MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin to meet with leaders of Collective Security Treaty Organization.

MOSCOW – Representatives of Armenia, Azerbaijan to have meeting on border delimitation.

UK

BELFAST – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to visit Northern Ireland, meet leaders of political parties on formation of new executive.

FRANCE

PARIS – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to attend US-EU Trade and Technology Council meeting.

PARIS – President Emmanuel Macron to meet European Council President Charles Michel.

US

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden to hold bilateral meeting with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at White House.

LEBANON

BEIRUT – Lebanese await general elections results as counting goes on.

PALESTINE

RAMALLAH – Rallies protesting murder of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in West Bank continues for 6th day.

RAMALLAH – Palestinians mark 74th anniversary of Nakba, which marks creation of state of Israel in historical Palestine.

IRAQ

BAGHDAD – Following situation in Iraq after Muqtada al-Sadr, head of the majority in parliament, fails to form government, chooses to be among opposition.

THE ECONOMY

ANKARA – Turkish Central Bank to announce balance of payments for March.

ANKARA – Turkish Treasury and Finance Ministry to announce budget balance for April.

ANKARA – EU’s statistical office Eurostat to announce trade balance for March.

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