Events to follow on August 20 and 21
BOSS TO VISIT TURKEY A MONTH AFTER GRAIN AGREEMENT
UN chief Antonio Guterres will travel to Turkey on Saturday to visit the Joint Coordination Center, a body set up by Turkey, Russia and Ukraine in July to oversee the grain export deal .
UN boss and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last met Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv. Turkey positioned itself as a mediator between Russia and Ukraine in the months following the Russian operation in Ukraine.
SERBIAN LEADER TO WELCOME KOSOVO SERBS TO BELGRADE
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic will welcome Kosovo Serbs to Belgrade on Sunday after a new round of EU-mediated normalization talks between Serbian and Kosovar leaders ended without an agreement.
Vucic will welcome representatives of the Kosovo Serb ethnic minority, which Belgrade considers its Kosovo and Metohija region, to the Palace of Serbia, the seat of the Serbian government, at 11 a.m. (0900 GMT). A press conference is scheduled for the afternoon.
SCHOLZ TO START THE TOUR IN CANADA
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will begin a three-day tour of Canada on Sunday. He will meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, less than two months after the two spoke on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Bavaria.
Economy and Climate Minister Robert Habeck and a delegation of German business leaders will accompany Scholz on his trips to Montreal, Toronto and Stephenville on the west coast of Newfoundland as Germany seeks to diversify its energy imports in the face of an impending gas crisis.
TAIWAN OPPOSITION STARTS VISIT TO MAINLAND CHINA
Taiwan’s largest opposition party, the Kuomintang, will meet with Taiwanese businesses and students in mainland China for a week starting Sunday after completing a 10-day quarantine.
The pro-Beijing party said it was seeking to ease tensions following the island’s recent drive for separatism. There was no information on whether Kuomintang delegates would travel to Beijing or meet with Chinese officials.