Former UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrives in city

UNB | Published: November 22, 2019 21:25:40 | Updated: November 23, 2019 10:06:26

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 said.

President Md 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 a lunch to be hosted by Brac in his honour Saturday.

Vice-Chancellor of Brac University Professor Vincent Chang and senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were present 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 11:00am on Saturday at Hotel Radisson Blu in 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.

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