PM flies to KSA today
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina flies to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) today evening on a four-day official visit to attend the Arab Islamic-American (AIA) Summit at the invitation of Saudi King and Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
On May 11, Saudi Minister for Culture and Information Awad Bin-Saleh Al-Awad handed over the invitation letter of the Saudi King to the Prime Minister.
The Arab Islamic-American (AIA) Summit will be held at King Abdul Aziz International Conference Center in the Saudi capital, Riyadh on May 21.
A Biman Bangladesh Airlines VVIP Flight carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage will take off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for Riyadh today evening.
The flight is scheduled to reach King Khalid International Airport in the Saudi capital at 11:15 pm local time the same day.
Bangladesh Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Golam Moshi will receive the Prime Minister at the airport. From the airport, a ceremonial motorcade will escort Sheikh Hasina to Movenpick Hotel Riyadh, where she would stay for two days.
On May 21, the Bangladesh Prime Minister will attend the AIA Summit. She will also join the inauguration of "Global Centre for Combating Extremist Thought".
Sheikh Hasina will also attend lunch banquet to be hosted by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
On May 22, the Prime Minister will leave Riyadh for Madinah by air to offer ziarat at the Rawza Mubarak of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).
The Prime Minister will leave Madinah for Jeddah in the afternoon on May 22. On arrival at King AbdulAziz International Airport, she will go to Makkah to perform holy umrah at the Haram Sharif. Sheikh Hasina will return home on May 23.
US President Donald Trump as well as 56 Arab and Muslim leaders will join the summit to discuss combating extremism and cracking down on illicit financing under the summit slogan "Together We Prevail".
Sheikh Hasina is expected to put forward a number of proposals in the upcoming summit on how to work together to face the global challenges of terrorism and militancy.