Diplomatic daybook

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* National Prayer BreakfastNational Prayer Breakfast

Time: 11:17 am
Posted by: Lydiajabs

Every year the US Congress, hosts the National Prayer Breakfast, organized by The Fellowship Foundation, with over 3,000 attendees including Jordan's King Abdullah II. The one-day event features distinguished speakers, including President Donald Trump, meetings, luncheons, and dinners focused on faith and the opportunity to build relationships with other attendees. Since the inception of the National Prayer Breakfast in 1953 with President Dwight D. Eisenhower, this event has served as a time for leaders to come together to acknowledge the significance and impact of prayer and faith on both their lives and the nation.

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* Israeli Vote on SettlementsIsraeli Vote on Settlements

Posted by: Lydiajabs

Final vote on the settlement regularization bill will commence tonight following Netanyahu's return from the U.K.

* Israeli PM meets with UK PMIsraeli PM meets with UK PM

Posted by: sarah.timreck

PM Netanyahu is set to meet with UK PM Theresa May on Monday. She is expected to discuss concern over settlement buildings in the West Bank, trade relations and post-Brexit. This will be the first time the two prime ministers meet.

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* Senate FRC hearing on ISISSenate FRC hearing on ISIS

Posted by: Lydiajabs

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing titled “The Plan to Defeat ISIS: Key Decisions and Considerations.”

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* Mike Pompeo to visit TurkeyMike Pompeo to visit Turkey

Posted by: sarah.timreck

CIA head Pompeo will visit Turkey to discuss security issues, including Syrian Kurdish fighters and the summer 2016 coup attempt in Turkey

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* Japanese PM visits White HouseJapanese PM visits White House

Posted by: Lydiajabs

President Trump will welcome Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the White House. Topics of discussion will include trade and security matters.

* AMAN 2017AMAN 2017

Time: 11:36 am
Posted by: Lydiajabs

Pakistan is hosting their biannually-held multinational naval exercise naval exercise. The exercise, held from February 10 to 14, involves 37 countries, including the US, China and first time participants Turkey and Russia.This year’s focus will be on maritime security issues such as counterpiracy and counterterrorism operations at sea.

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* AMAN 2017AMAN 2017

Time: 11:36 am
Posted by: Lydiajabs

Pakistan is hosting their biannually-held multinational naval exercise naval exercise. The exercise, held from February 10 to 14, involves 37 countries, including the US, China and first time participants Turkey and Russia.This year’s focus will be on maritime security issues such as counterpiracy and counterterrorism operations at sea.

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* AMAN 2017AMAN 2017

Time: 11:36 am
Posted by: Lydiajabs

Pakistan is hosting their biannually-held multinational naval exercise naval exercise. The exercise, held from February 10 to 14, involves 37 countries, including the US, China and first time participants Turkey and Russia.This year’s focus will be on maritime security issues such as counterpiracy and counterterrorism operations at sea.

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* Trudeau arrives in DCTrudeau arrives in DC

Posted by: Lydiajabs

In the first face-to-face meeting with the new U.S. president, Trudeau will talk about free trade at the White House. Trudeau and Trump will also participate in a roundtable discussion about women in the workplace.

* Erdogan visits BahrainErdogan visits Bahrain

Posted by: Lydiajabs

Bahrain and Turkey have signed a slew of accords to deepen their relations and broaden their cooperation. Bahrain is the first stop of Erdogan's three country trip to the Gulf.

* Erdogan visits Saudi ArabiaErdogan visits Saudi Arabia

Posted by: Lydiajabs


* Lebanese Pres. Visits EgyptLebanese Pres. Visits Egypt

Posted by: Lydiajabs

Lebanon's newly elected president Michel Aoun visits Egypt to meet with his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Aoun called upon Egypt to lead an "Arab salvation plan" to combat terrorism in the region. Aoun also invited el-Sissi to visit Lebanon and said that Egypt has offered to support the Lebanese army and the country's security forces, without elaborating further.

* AMAN 2017AMAN 2017

Time: 11:36 am
Posted by: Lydiajabs

Pakistan is hosting their biannually-held multinational naval exercise naval exercise. The exercise, held from February 10 to 14, involves 37 countries, including the US, China and first time participants Turkey and Russia.This year’s focus will be on maritime security issues such as counterpiracy and counterterrorism operations at sea.

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* Erdogan visits QatarErdogan visits Qatar

Posted by: Lydiajabs


* Erdogan visits Saudi ArabiaErdogan visits Saudi Arabia

Posted by: Lydiajabs


* AMAN 2017AMAN 2017

Time: 11:36 am
Posted by: Lydiajabs

Pakistan is hosting their biannually-held multinational naval exercise naval exercise. The exercise, held from February 10 to 14, involves 37 countries, including the US, China and first time participants Turkey and Russia.This year’s focus will be on maritime security issues such as counterpiracy and counterterrorism operations at sea.

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* Rouhani visits Oman, KuwaitRouhani visits Oman, Kuwait

Posted by: sarah.timreck

Iranian President Rouhani will visit Oman and Kuwait in his first official visit to Gulf states since taking office

* Erdogan visits QatarErdogan visits Qatar

Posted by: Lydiajabs


* Israeli PM meets with TrumpIsraeli PM meets with Trump

Posted by: Lydiajabs

Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House.

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* Munich Security ConferenceMunich Security Conference

Posted by: Lydiajabs

A major global forum for the discussion of security policy, the MSC brings together more than 450 senior decision-makers from around the world, including heads-of-state, ministers, leading personalities of international and non-governmental organizations, as well as high ranking representatives of industry, media, academia, and civil society, to engage in an intensive debate on current and future security challenges.

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* Munich Security ConferenceMunich Security Conference

Posted by: Lydiajabs

A major global forum for the discussion of security policy, the MSC brings together more than 450 senior decision-makers from around the world, including heads-of-state, ministers, leading personalities of international and non-governmental organizations, as well as high ranking representatives of industry, media, academia, and civil society, to engage in an intensive debate on current and future security challenges.

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* Munich Security ConferenceMunich Security Conference

Posted by: Lydiajabs

A major global forum for the discussion of security policy, the MSC brings together more than 450 senior decision-makers from around the world, including heads-of-state, ministers, leading personalities of international and non-governmental organizations, as well as high ranking representatives of industry, media, academia, and civil society, to engage in an intensive debate on current and future security challenges.

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* ASEAN FM's RetreatASEAN FM's Retreat

Posted by: Lydiajabs

The Retreat is the first gathering of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers under the Philippines’ ASEAN Chairmanship in 2017 with the theme, “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World.” The Ministers discussed the six priorities of ASEAN for 2017, namely, (1) People-oriented and people-centred ASEAN, (2) peace and stability in the region, (3) maritime security and cooperation, (4) inclusive, innovation-led growth, (5) ASEAN’s resiliency, and (6) ASEAN: a model of regionalism, a global player.

* Russia Signs Oil Deal in LibyaRussia Signs Oil Deal in Libya

Posted by: Lydiajabs

Russia increases involvement in Libya by signing oil deal. Libyan national oil corporation says contract with Rosneft to redevelop oilfields lays groundwork for further investment.

* Lavrov Meets Swedish FM Lavrov Meets Swedish FM

Posted by: Lydiajabs

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet with his Swedish counterpart Margot Wallstrom on Tuesday to discuss bilateral cooperation and interaction in the international arena according to Russia’s Foreign Ministry.

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* Trump to address CongressTrump to address Congress

Posted by: Lydiajabs

Trump to address a joint session of Congress on Feb. 28 “This will be an opportunity for the people and their representatives to hear directly from our new president about his vision and our shared agenda,” - House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.)

         
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