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PM flies to New York Friday

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Published: 05:26, 19 September 2019   Update: 15:18, 26 July 2020
PM flies to New York Friday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave the country for the USA on Friday (September 20) to attend the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

She will pay an eight-day official visit to New York to attend the 74th Session of the UNGA.

A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the premier and her entourage members will depart from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for Abu Dhabi on Friday afternoon.

The flight will land at Abu Dhabi International Airport in the UAE at 6:30pm (local time).

After one-day stopover in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Hasina will fly to New York by an Etihad Airways flight at 10:30 am (local time) on September 22.

The premier will arrive at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York at 4:25pm (local time).

Bangladesh Ambassador to USA Mohammad Ziauddin and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN Masud Bin Momen will welcome her at the airport.

The Prime Minister will deliver the country statement at the 74th Annual General Debate of the UNGA on September 27.

She will hold bilateral meetings with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on September 24 and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on September 28.

On September 23, Sheikh Hasina along with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will co-chair the Multistakeholder Panel to be held in parallel to the High-level meeting on Universal Health Coverage at ECOSOC.

Besides, the prime minister is expected to present the national statement at the plenary session of the high-level meeting on universal health coverage at Trusteeship Council.

She will also deliver a statement at the climate action summit in the UN General Assembly Hall and attend an event on “Recognising political leadership for immunization in Bangladesh”.

She will have meeting with Queen Maxima, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, at the UN Headquarters (UNHQ) Booth.

She will attend a side event to be hosted by Global Commission on Adaptation at Conference Room 7, UNHQ and the State Luncheon to be hosted by the UN Secretary General at North Delegate’s Lounge.

She will also join the High-level Side-Event on the Situation of Rohingya Minority in Myanmar to be organised by the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh and the OIC Secretariat at Conference Room 11, UNHQ.

On September 25, the premier will co-moderate Leader’s dialogue 4 on “Localizing the SDGs” at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (SDG summit) at the Trusteeship Council.

She will participate in an event ‘A conversation with Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina: Interactive Dialogue’ at Council on Foreign Relations.

On September 26, the prime minister will have meetings with Alex V. Volkov, Chairman, ExxonMobil LNG Market Development Inc, Irina Bokova, ex-director general of UNESCO, Bill Gates, Co-Chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda at the Bilateral Meeting Room, Lotte New York Palace Hotel.

Sheikh Hasina will attend Luncheon Roundtable Meeting to be organised by the US Chamber of Commerce at the Holmes, Lotte New York Palace the same day.

She will also be present at the event ‘An evening with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’ to be organized by UNICEF at the Labouisse Hall, UNICEF House.

On September 27, Sheikh Hasina will attend the High-level Side-Event on “Sustainable Universal Health Coverage: Comprehensive Primary Care Inclusive of Mental Health and Disabilities” to be organised by the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh at the Conference Room 1, UNHQ.

On September 28, Sheikh Hasina will address a press briefing at the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh in New York and join a reception to be accorded to her by the Bangladesh community in New York at Hotel Marriott Marquis.

She will have bilateral meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at the UN Secretariat.

On September 29, the prime minister will leave New York for Dhaka via Abu Dhabi by an Etihad Airways flight at 9:00pm (local time).

She will arrive at Abu Dhabi International Airport at 8pm (local time) on September 30.

The prime minister will depart from Abu Dhabi International Airport at 10:45pm (local time) for Dhaka by a VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines.

The flight will land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka in the early morning on October 1.