Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave for Dubai on Saturday (today) evening on a four-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attend the Dubai Air Show 2019.
Sheikh Hasina will attend the air show on Sunday at the invitation of Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE, and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
An Emirates flight carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage is scheduled to depart from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 6:40pm.
The flight is scheduled to land at Dubai International Airport at 10:10pm (local time). Bangladesh Ambassador to UAE Muhammad Imran will receive the Prime Minister at the airport.
During her visit, the PM will stay at Shangri-La Hotel in Abu Dhabi.
On Sunday, she will join the opening ceremony of the Dubai Air Show 2019 at Dubai Al Maktoum International Airport (also known as Dubai World Central) at 10am. She will later enjoy 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, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen told reporters on Thursday.
The three instruments expected to be signed are 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.
The Prime Minister is expected to hold meetings with Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashed al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai; Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; and Sheikh Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, UAE.
Sheikh Hasina is also expected to have meeting with big UAE investor groups and business leaders.
The Prime Minister is expected to inaugurate an NID registration programme for nonresident 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 UAE.
Bangladesh Ambassador to 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 night.