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Wednesday, November 4, 2015, Kartik 20, 1422 BS, Muharram 21, 1437 Hijri

PM off to Holland
Staff Correspondent
Published :Wednesday, 4 November, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 33
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday left Dhaka for Amsterdam in the Netherlands on a three-day official visit at the invitation of her Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte.
She is expected to touch the Schiphol Airport in the Dutch city at 9:00pm local time (4:00 BST). On her way to Amsterdam, the Prime Minister has made a five-hour stopover in Abu Dhabi, where Bangladesh ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Mohammad Imran received her at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Earlier, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for Amsterdam in the morning at 8:15am on a VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
After a reception ceremony at the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, the Prime Minister will be taken to Grand Hotel Amrath Kurhaus in the Hague, the administrative capital of the Netherlands. She will stay in a hotel during her visit.
During her visit, the Prime Minister will hold bilateral talks with Dutch Premier Mark Rutte at his official residence "Catshuis" on November 4.The talks will be followed by signing of bilateral instruments.
Later, Sheikh Hasina will join a dinner to be hosted in her honour by Mark Rutte.
On November 4, the Prime Minister will call on Queen Maxima of the Netherlands at the Royal Palace.
Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen and Minister of Infrastructure and Environment Melanie Schultz will call on the Prime Minister at the Kurhaus Hotel.
Sheikh Hasina will take part in a discussion on "Delta Plan 2100" with Dutch ministers and join a luncheon the same day.
On November 5, the Prime Minister will join a business seminar at the Kurhaus Hotel.
She will visit Koornstra & Co that trades fruits and vegetables from selected growers and importers all year-round, and Tomatoworld, a greenhouse that produces 50 varieties of tomatoes.
She will also attend a community reception in the Netherlands at the Kurhaus Hotel.
The Prime Minister will depart Amsterdam for home on the night of November 5. She is scheduled to arrive at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 9:00pm on November 6 via Abu Dhabi.

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