PM leaves for Germany today
Published : Thursday, 14 February, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 135
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is slated to visit Germany today (Thursday) which will be her maiden overseas tour following the formation of the AL government. In a VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, she will leave home in the morning today.
After the Germany visit, the Prime Minister will visit the United Arab Emirates
(UAE) and after that she will return home on January 20, according to press wing of the Prime Minister.
During the six-day two-nation tour Sheikh Hasina would join an international security conference in Germany's Munich, and attend a defense exhibition in UAE's Abu Dhabi where she would also hold bilateral talks with the Middle Eastern nation.
According to the schedule she will leave Dhaka on a VVIP flight of Biman
Bangladesh Airlines tomorrow morning along with her entourage members as the two-day Munich Security Conference begins on February 14.
The flight is scheduled to reach Munich International Airport at 1.15 PM Munich time, where she has several other engagements including meetings with leading business conglomerates and health campaigners. The spokesman said Sheikh Hasina will visit Abu Dhabi form February 17 to 19 to attend the 14th International Defence Exhibition (IDEX-2019) and hold bilateral talks with the UAE leaders.
Hours after reaching Munich, Sheikh Hasina will attend a community reception to be organized by Bangladesh Mission in Germany at Hotel Sheraton where she would stay during the visit. The premier would attend the opening ceremony of the Security Conference on the next day and deliver a statement, and take part in a discussion on defense cooperation.
Sheikh Hasina is also scheduled to join a roundtable titled "Health in Crisis-WHO cares" to be hosted by Center for Strategies and International Studies and World Health Organisation (WHO). She will also hold a meeting with Noble laureate 2017 Beatrice Fihn, who is the executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and with Dr Fatou Bensouda, a top Prosecutor of the International
Criminal Court (ICC).
In the afternoon the prime minister will hold meetings with Joe Kaeser, President and CEO of Siemens AG and Hans Wolfgang Kunz, CEO of Veridos.
She will join a dinner to be hosted jointly by Borge Brende, President of the World Economic Forum, and Jared Cohen, CEO of Jigsaw.
On February 16 the prime minister will join a panel discussion on "Climate Change as a Security Threat". From Munich Sheikh Hasina will arrive Abu Dhabi in the morning on February 17 and attend the openning session of the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX-2019) at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC).