President to join investment conference in Geneva

Published: October 20, 2018 16:59:47 | Updated: October 21, 2018 13:45:49

President Abdul Hamid will leave Dhaka on Monday for attending two international conferences on investment and security in the Palais des Nations, the home of the United Nations Office at Geneva in Switzerland.

A regular flight of Emirates Airlines carrying the President will take off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 1.40 am on Monday, press secretary to the President Joynal Abedin said, reports UNB on Saturday.

He said that the President will join the 20th edition of 'Global Leaders Investment Summit' and 20th annual session of 'Home Land and Global Security Forum' there.

More than 5,000 participants from 160 countries will meet in Geneva to thrash out major new investment-for-development initiative in the World Investment Forum 2018 from October 22 to 26.

Organised under the overall theme - 'Investing in Sustainable Development' - the Forum will address global challenges for international investment in the new era of globalisation and industrialisation.

Fourteen heads of states and governments will attend, including those from Armenia, Bangladesh, Botswana, Cambodia, the Central African Republic, Kenya, Lesotho, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malawi, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Sierra Leone and Switzerland in the World Investment Forum 2018.

Marking its 10th anniversary, the biennial World Investment Forum remains the premier venue to forge partnerships between investment and development stakeholders to close this gap.

This year's event comprises of some 60 events, including three summits, five ministerial round tables, private-sector led sessions and several award ceremonies.

On the other hand, the 20th annual session of the Homeland and Global Security Forum organised by Crans Montana Forum will take place in Geneva (Switzerland) from October 24 to 27, 2018.

This Forum will address major security challenges in a world facing rejections and hardenings.

This Forum brings together heads of states and governments, ministers, international organisations, parliaments, justice and police administrations and businesses from around the world.

President Abdul Hamid is scheduled to return home on October 27 wrapping his five day trip in Geneva, said the press secretary.

Previous World Investment Forums took place in Accra, Ghana (2008), Xiamen, China (2010), Doha, Qatar (2012), Geneva, Switzerland (2014) and Nairobi, Kenya (2016).

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