Dhaka, 18 September, Abnews: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave here for London on Friday en route to New York on a six-day official visit to the United States to attend the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
The prime minister will address the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in the evening of September 27 and have a meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres the same day, Prime Minister’s Office sources said here today.
A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the premier will depart Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here for the British capital on Friday morning.
The flight is scheduled to arrive at Heathrow Airport in London at 3:55 pm local time the same day.
Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Nazmul Qaunine will receive the premier at the airport.
After making a two-day stopover in the British capital, the prime minister will leave London for New York on Sunday morning by a British Airways flight.
The flight is scheduled to reach Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey at 1:40 pm local time.
Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA Mohammad Ziauddin and Bangladesh Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Masud Bin Momen will welcome the premier at the airport.
On September 27, Sheikh Hasina will attend a High-level Side-Event on the Situation of Rohingya Minority in Myanmar, to be organised by the Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia and the OIC Secretariat at the Conference Room 12, UNHQ.
She will have a meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at the Secretary General’s Meeting Room, UNHQ, while President of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer will call on the premier at the Bilateral Meeting Booth,UNHQ.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to call on the Bangladesh prime minister the same day.
The premier will attend a High Level Discussion on “Economic Growth through Women’s Empowerment” to be hosted by the President of Lithuania at the Conference Room 3, UNHQ and expected to join a reception accorded by the Inter-Press Service (IPS) at UNHQ.
The Bangladesh prime minister will address the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly at the UNHQ in the evening and join the Annual Dinner of the Global Hope Coalition at Park Avenue, New York.
On September 28, the premier will address a press briefing at Bangladesh Permanent Mission in New York.
In the afternoon, she will leave John F Kennedy International Airport, New York for home by an Etihad Airways flight and reach Dhaka on the night of September 29 via Abu Dhabi.