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Schedule of Events for Monday, 16 January

Ljubljana, 15 January - Below is a schedule of events for Monday, 16 January:

LJUBLJANA - Official opening of the Japanese Embassy in Slovenia at 11 AM, hosted by Ambassador Itaru Umezu. The event will be attended by several top Japanese and Slovenian officials. FM Dimitrij Rupel is to deliver the opening address. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - President Janez Drnovsek is to host a consultation on the humanitarian crisis in Darfur. Nicholas Harvey of the Darfur Crisis Unit at the UK Foreign Office is to attend as a special guest, while representatives of the Slovenian Foreign Ministry and humanitarian organisations were also invited. At 3 PM. (STA)

BRNIK - Aerodrom Ljubljana, the company running Brnik airport, is to present to the press at 4 PM its cooperation with Turkish Airlines, which is to launch its regular flights from Brnik on Monday. First Turkish Airlines plane expected to land at 3:25 PM. (STA)

LJUBLJANA - The head of the parliamentary group for relations with Japan, Anton Kokalj, is to receive Okiharu Yasuoka, the head of the Japanese parliamentary group for Japanese-Slovenian friendship at 12:35 PM.

LJUBLJANA - The leader of the opposition Social Democrats Borut Pahor is to present to the press at 10 AM his reply to a letter on the issue of the erased which he has received from President Janez Drnovsek.

LJUBLJANA - NLB Skladi, the fund management arm of Slovenia's largest bank Nova Ljubljanska banka, is to outline to the press at 1:30 PM the results of the company and mutual funds in 2005, the new mutual funds and plans for 2006.

RAVNE NA KOROSKEM - Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister Jure Zupan is to visit Metal Ravne, one of the biggest steel producers of the Slovenian Steel Group. He is to meet the company's management at 2:15 PM.

LJUBLJANA - The Jozef Stefan Institute and Ljubljana's main hospital, Klinicni center, are to speak to the press about possible cooperation at 9 AM.

SLOVENJ GRADEC - Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister Jure Zupan and Labour Minister Janez Drobnic are to start a series of visits to secondary schools around Slovenia in a bid to promote university programmes with good employment prospects. At 9 AM.

GENEVA, Switzerland - The Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Leopold Hager of Austria, is to begin its tour of Switzerland in Geneva's Victoria Hall. The tour concludes on 22 January.

LJUBLJANA - Press review. (STA)

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