Ex-UN chief Ban Ki-moon in city
Published : Friday, 22 November, 2019 at 10:29 PM Count : 192
Former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon arrived in Dhaka on Friday night on a brief visit, the second visit to Bangladesh this year, after leaving the United Nations.
He will attend the 13th convocation of Brac University to be held at the Army Stadium on Saturday afternoon, an official told UNB.
President Abdul Hamid is also scheduled to attend the convocation ceremony.
Ban arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 8:45pm on Friday. He will join lunch to be hosted by Brac in his honour Saturday, UNB reports.
Vice-Chancellor of Brac University Professor Vincent Chang and senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were at the airport to receive the former UN chief.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen will hold a meeting with the former UN chief, known as a very good friend of Bangladesh, at 11am on Saturday, an official told UNB.
The meeting will be held at Hotel Radisson Blu, Dhaka.
Ban will leave Dhaka at 6:30pm same day.
In July last, Moon attended the ‘Dhaka Meeting of the Global Commission on Adaptation’ held in the capital.
During his first visit to Bangladesh after leaving the UN, Brac University President and Vice-Chancellor Prof Vincent Chang invited the former UN chief who is currently the chairman of the Global Commission on Adaptation, to visit Brac University and energise students to participate further in the global arena.