THURSDAY Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to meet with visiting Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at 12.30 p.m. He is to be awarded the capital’s gold medal of merit by Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis at 2 p.m. Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to attend NATO’s informal meeting of foreign ministers in Oslo, Norway. To tomorrow. Communist Party leader Aleka Papariga begins a two-day visit to Lebanon. Synaspismos Left Coalition President Alekos Alavanos to meet with representatives of the General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) at 11 a.m. Defense Minister Evangelos Meimarakis to meet with his Bulgarian counterpart Vesselin Bliznakov in Athens. Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos to meet with Piraeus Mayor Panayiotis Fasoulas. The British-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and the French-Hellenic, German-Hellenic and Italian-Hellenic chambers hold a conference on «The Role of Foreign Ministries in the Promotion of Goals of Economic Diplomacy,» at 5 p.m. at the Foreign Ministry. WWF Hellas and Ethniki Insurance hold a press conference on «Climate Changes,» at 11 a.m. at the latter’s offices at 103-105 Syngrou. The Secretariat General of Communication and Information hosts a conference on «The Daily Challenge: Newspapers, Particularities and Challenges» at 9 a.m. at its press center. Tel. 210.909.8000 or log on to www.minpress.gr. The Alba Graduate Business School holds a conference on «Thirty Years of Reforms in Education,» at 6.30 p.m. at the Gennadius Library. Tel. 210.896.4531. The Russian Embassy in Athens hosts a conference on «The Role of Russia in Contemporary Developments in Energy» at 5 p.m. at Interamerican headquarters, 124-126 Syngrou. Tel. 210.677.8567. FRIDAY The Institute of Olympic and Sport Education hosts the second international conference on «A New Generation: Changes the World,» at 7 p.m. at the Thessaloniki Sports Museum. Deputy Sports Minister Giorgos Orfanos to speak. To Sunday. Visit www.ifose.org. SUNDAY Archbishop Christodoulos visits Cyprus. To May 6.