PM flies to US Sunday

Dhaka,  Monday,   2016-09-18
Published : 18 Sep 2016, 11:50:32

PM Hasina flies to New York, USA after wrapping her 4-day official visit in Canada

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will fly to New York on Sunday after wrapping up her four-day official visit in Canada.

She attended the Fifth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund (GF) at the invitation of her Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau.

On her September 18-25 visit in the US, the Prime Minister will join the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and other events.

An Air Canada flight carrying Hasina and her entourage members is scheduled to take off from Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Montreal for New York at 1.40 pm (Canada time). 

The flight is scheduled to reach La Guardia Airport, New York at 3pm (New York time) the same day.

Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA Mohammad Ziauddin and Bangladesh Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Masud Bin Momen will welcome the premier at the airport.

After the reception at the airport, Hasina will be escorted through a ceremonial motorcade to Hotel Waldorf Astoria, New York, where she will reside during her stay in New York.

On September 19, she will deliver a country statement in a High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants at the UN Headquarters.

The Prime Minister will co-chair the Roundtable 5 "Global Compact for Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration: Towards Realizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Achieving Full Respect for the Human Rights of Migrants."

On September 20, Hasina will attend the opening session of the General Debate of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly.

She will later join the Asian Leaders' Forum on Countering Terrorism to be hosted by Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe at Hotel Marriot Eastside. 

The Prime Minister will also attend a side-event on South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Scaling up Innovation in Public Service Delivery to be organised by Bangladesh, 

UN Office for South-South Cooperation at the Conference Room 2 of the UN headquarters.

She is expected to attend the Leaders' Summit on Refugees to be organised by US President Barak Obama. She is likely to participate in a reception to be hosted by Barak Obama.

On September 21, Hasina is scheduled to join the Launching Event of the Global Deal Initiative (on enhanced social dialogue for decent work and inclusive growth) to be organised Swedish Premier Stefan Löfvén.

She will attend the Meeting of High-level Panel on Water at the Conference Room 8 of the UN headquarters. 

The Prime Minister will deliver the statement at the General Debate of the 71st Session of the UN General at the General Assembly Hall in the afternoon the same day.

She will also attend the a luncheon reception to be hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the UN headquarters and a luncheon meeting to 

be hosted by the Business Council of International Understanding (BCIU) at Hotel Waldorf Astoria

She will attend a reception to be organised by the Bangladesh community at Hotel Grand Hyatt, New York on Sept 21 and address a press briefing at Permanent Mission of Bangladesh in New York on Sept 22.

On the sidelines of the UNGA, Sheikh Hasina will hold bilateral meetings with a number of heads of state and government including State Counsellor and Foreign Minister of Myanmar Aung Saan Suu Kyi, 

President of Switzerland Johann Schneider-Ammann as well as Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland and the Executive Chairman of World Economic Forum (WEF) and the World Bank president.

On September 22, Hasina will leave New York for Virginia by road and on September 25, she will depart Dulles International Airport, Washington DC for home by an Emirates Airways flight.

The flight carrying Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka via Dubai at 5.20 pm on September 26, according to a news agency.


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