PM reaches Bhutan

Dhaka,  Thu,  21 September 2017
Published : 18 Apr 2017, 12:12:00
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PM reaches Bhutan on three-day state visit

FE Online Desk
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reached at Thimphu on Tuesday on a three-day state visit to Bhutan. A Druk Air VVIP flight carried the Prime Minister and her entourage.

Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and Bangladesh Ambassador in Thimphu Jishnu Roy Choudhury received Sheikh Hasina at the Paro International Airport in the Bhutanese capital.

Later, the Prime Minister has been given a guard of honour.

During the tour, Bangladesh and Bhutan are likely to sign six agreements on areas of cooperation including avoidance of double taxation and river connectivity.

The Prime Minister will attend a three-day 'International Conference on Autism and Nuero Developmental Disorders', beginning on Wednesday at the Royal Banquet Hall in the Bhutanese capital.

Sheikh Hasina will also hold meetings with Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and discuss bilateral and regional issues.

A decision is expected to come on 1,125-megawatt Dorjilung Hydropower Project in Lhuentse. The hydropower project is a trilateral cooperation among Bhutan, Bangladesh and India, in which Bangladesh will invest $1billon to import electricity.

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, PM's International Affairs Adviser Dr Gowher Rizvi and PM's daughter Saima Wazed Hossain Putul are accompanying Sheikh Hasina.

Hasina will return home on Thursday morning.
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