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PM leaves Dhaka to attend airshow in Dubai

| Updated: November 17, 2019 14:28:23

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for Dubai on Saturday evening on a four-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attend the Dubai Airshow 2019.

Sheikh Hasina will attend the airshow on Sunday at the invitation of Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

An Emirates flight carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage departed from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 6:45pm, reports UNB.

The flight is scheduled to land at Dubai International Airport at 10:10pm (local time). Bangladesh Ambassador to the UAE Muhammad Imran will receive the Prime Minister at the airport.

During her visit, Sheikh Hasina will stay at Shangri-La Hotel in Abu Dhabi.

On Sunday, she will join the opening ceremony of the Dubai Airshow 2019 at Dubai Al Maktoum International Airport (also known as Dubai World Central) at 10am. She will later enjoy the flying display there at 2pm (local time).

The Prime Minister will attend a dinner to be hosted by the Bangladesh ambassador to the UAE in her honour at 7:30pm on the same day.

During her visit to the UAE, three bilateral cooperation documents are expected to be signed, said Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen.

The three instruments are on bilateral cooperation between Bangladesh Investment Development Authority and Emirates Development Authority, between Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority and Emirates Economic Zone Authority and protocol on Allotment of Land Plot for Bangladesh Embassy in Abu Dhabi.

Sheikh Hasina is also expected to have a meeting with big UAE investor groups and business leaders.

She is expected to inaugurate an NID registration programme for non-resident Bangladeshis living in the UAE at the Bangladesh Embassy in Abu Dhabi, said the Foreign Minister.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Prime Minister will leave Dubai for Dhaka by an Emirates flight wrapping up her four-day visit to the UAE.

Bangladesh Ambassador to the UAE Muhammad Imran will see her off at Dubai International Airport.

The flight carrying Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 11pm on Tuesday.

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