Global Political Calendar: 74th World Health Assembly, Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to appear in court
The 74th session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) will be held virtually from May 24 to June 1. Myanmar's deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi will appear in person in court for the first time on May 24.
The 74th World Health Assembly convenes
The 74th session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) will be held virtually from May 24 to June 1.
According to the official website, the 74th session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) will "stress the urgency of ending the current pandemic and preventing the next one by building a healthier, safer and fairer world."
Authorities of Taiwan region have not received an invitation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for the session. China said on Friday that it cannot agree to Taiwan region's participation in the upcoming session.
Taiwan's participation in events of the international organizations, including the WHO, must be in accordance with the one-China principle, said the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to appear in court
Myanmar's deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi will appear in person in court for the first time on May 24.
Myanmar military chief Min Aung Hlaing said Aung San Suu Kyi was healthy and would appear in court, during his first interview since the military takeover on February 1.
"Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is in good health. She is at her home and healthy. She is going to face trial at the court in a few days," Min Aung Hlaing told Hong Kong-based Phoenix Television vie video link on May 20, in excerpts released on Saturday.
Suu Kyi has not been publicly seen since the military detained her on February 1. She was subsequently hit with a series of charges, including flouting coronavirus restrictions during last year's election campaign, possessing unlicensed walkie-talkies and violating the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act.
Day by Day:
Monday: The 74th session of WHA (to June 1). Myanmar's deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyito appear in court. EU special meeting of the European Council (to May 25). Iran to possibly restrict IAEA access.
Tuesday: EU Foreign Affairs Council (Development) meeting. EU summit to consider Russia, climate and COVID-19. First anniversary of the murder of George Floyd.
Wednesday: European Commission Vice President for Values and Transparency Vera Jourova speaks on guidelines for strengthening the code of practice on disinformation. Syrian presidential elections are held in different parts of the country. Cayman Legislative Assembly election. The Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region (HKSAR) to vote on electoral amendment bills.
Thursday: EU Informal meeting of foreign affairs ministers. U.S. President Joe Biden set to release first detailed budget.
Friday: UK to host a virtual meeting Group of Seven (G7) of finance ministers and central bank governors ahead of a G7 leaders' summit in June. EU Informal meeting of defense ministers. First anniversary of the law on safeguarding national security in HKSAR.