PM reaches UAE
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached United Arab Emirates(UAE) on a three-day official visit to attend “Abu Dhabi Sustainable Week”, “Zayed Sustainable Awards Ceremony” and other programs.
A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Premier and her entourage members landed at Abu Dhabi International Airport at 8.30pm (local time).
Bangladesh Ambassador to the UAE Muhammad Imran received the Prime Minister at the airport.
After the reception at the airport, a ceremonial motorcade escorted her to Shangri-La Hotel in Abu Dhabi, where she will be staying during the visit.
Earlier, Sheikh Hasina left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka for Abu Dhabi at 5.10 pm Bangladesh time.
On Monday, the prime minister is expected to attend the “Abu Dhabi Sustainable Week” and “Zayed Sustainable Awards Ceremony” at the ICC Hall of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in the morning.
In the evening, she will join the envoys’ conference at her place of residence.
On Tuesday, Sheikh Hasina is expected to meet UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al Maktoum and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan and wife of UAE Founder and Founding President Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Al Ketbi.
In the afternoon, she will attend an interview session on “The Critical Role of Women in Delivering Climate Action” at Hall-11, the ADNEC.
The Premier will return home on Tuesday night Bangladesh time.
The foreign minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen said the Premier is scheduled to join an envoys’ conference to be attended by Bangladesh Ambassadors to Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arab and the UAE.
At the conference, Momen said, the Prime Minister will give directives to the Bangladesh envoys about Dhaka’s role amid the current tensed situation in the Middle East.
The Premier is also likely to give directives to the Bangladeshi envoys on how they can attract more investment in Bangladesh from the Middle Eastern nations, he said. The Premier will return home on Tuesday night Bangladesh time.