Press agenda on September 11

Here are the main topics World Bulletin’s English Desk plans to cover on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018

Press agenda on September 11

TURKEY

ANKARA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to chair Cabinet meeting at the presidential complex.

ANKARA - Turkey’s Ministry of Industry and Technology to release quarterly productivity statistics for the April-June period.

ANKARA - Eurostat, statistics office of the European Union, to release employment figures for the second quarter of this year.

ANKARA - Turkish Treasury to hold an auction for two-year government bonds. 

UK

LONDON - Turkey's First Lady Emine Erdogan to be presented with Humanitarian Service Recognition Award by the Global Donors Forum.

LONDON - Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan to hold meetings in London.

LONDON - The 8th Global Donors Forum to continue in London on its second day.

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May to chair Cabinet meeting.

ROMANIA

BUCHAREST - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to attend meeting of Turkey-Romania-Poland foreign ministers, appear in joint news conference. 

US

WASHINGTON - Americans to mark 17th anniversary of Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that took nearly 3,000 lives. President Donald Trump to deliver remarks at Flight 93 memorial in Pennsylvania.

NEW YORK - UN humanitarian official for Myanmar to address reporters at daily UN press briefing.

SWITZERLAND

GENEVA - UN Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura to meet high-level diplomats from the Astana process' guarantor countries -- Turkey, Russia, and Iran -- to discuss establishment of Syria's constitutional committee.

RUSSIA

VLADIVOSTOK - President Vladimir Putin to meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

VLADIVOSTOK - First day of the Eastern Economic Forum.

MOSCOW - U.S. secretary of energy to visit Russia.

MOSCOW - Russian-Chinese-Mongolian joint defense drill "East-2018".

GERMANY

BERLIN - Chancellor Merkel to meet EU Council President Donald Tusk ahead of EU leaders’ summit on Sep. 19-20.

FRANCE

STRASBOURG - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to address MEPs on future of Europe.

STRASBOURG - Lebanon's President Michel Aoun also set to speak to MEPs.

STRASBOURG - MEPs to debate situation in Hungary with Prime Minister Viktor Orban ahead of Wednesday's vote on whether to ask the European Council to activate Article 7 against Budapest government.

SPAIN

CATALONIA - Massive pro-independence protests expected as Thursday marks National Day of Catalonia, La Diada.

SOUTH AFRICA

JOHANNESBURG - Parliament to discuss current recession affecting country, one week after statistics body announced GDP contracted 0.7%.

ETHIOPIA

ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopians across country celebrate 2011 Ethiopian New Year with colorful festivities.

PALESTINE

RAMALLAH - Saeb Erekat, secretary general of Palestine Liberation Organization, expected to hold news conference after U.S. shutters PLO office in Washington.

EGYPT

CAIRO - The Arab League to convene to discuss recent U.S. decision to cut funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA.

SYRIA 

IDLIB - Civilians in Idlib, Syria’s last opposition stronghold, brace for expected attack by Assad regime.

YEMEN 

SANAA - War-weary Yemenis struggle with effects of recent plunge in value of local currency.

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