PM leaves for Abu Dhabi tonight

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MUNICH, Germany, Feb 16, 2019 (BSS) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves here tonight for Abu Dhabi concluding her three-day official visit to Germany to attend an international security conference.

An Etihad Airways flight carrying the prime minister and her entourage members will depart Munich International Airport here for the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi at 9.40 pm Munich time (2:40 am Sunday Bangladesh time).

The flight is scheduled to reach Abu Dhabi International Airport at 6.45 am Abu Dhabi time tomorrow.

Bangladesh Ambassador to the UAE Mohammad Imran will receive the prime minister at the airport.

The premier arrived here on Thursday in the first leg of her maiden overseas tour in two countries – Germany and the UAE – after assuming office for the fourth term last month.

Sheikh Hasina joined the two-day Munich Security Conference that began on Friday.

On the sidelines of the 55 edition of the conference, the prime minister addressed a roundtable on ‘Health in Crises – WHO Cares’ and took part in a panel discussion on “Climate Change as a security threat”.

International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Dr. Fatu Bensouda and Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Nobel laureate Batrice Fihn separately called on Sheikh Hasina here.

The prime minister joined a community reception organized by Bangladesh Mission in Germany at Hotel Sheraton.

During the visit to the UAE, Sheikh Hasina will attend the opening session of the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX-2019) at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) on February 17.

The premier is likely to meet Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and hold bilateral talks with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai. She will have meetings with other leaders.

Sheikh Hasina will have an audience with Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Al Ketbi, Wife of Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founder and the Inaugural President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi at Al Bahar Palace.

The prime minister will join a community event at St Regis Abu Dhabi Hotel where she will stay during the visit.

Sheikh Hasina will return home in the morning on February 20.

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