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PM Hasina reaches Abu Dhabi

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached Abu Dhabi on Friday night en route to New York on an eight-day official visit to the USA to attend the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached Abu Dhabi on Friday night en route to New York on an eight-day official visit to the USA to attend the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the premier and her entourage members landed at Abu Dhabi International Airport in the UAE at 6:15pm local time (8:15pm BST).

Bangladesh Ambassador to the UAE Mohammad Imran received the premier at the airport.

A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the premier and her entourage members took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for Abu Dhabi at 3:35pm.

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

During the visit, she is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on September 24 and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on September 28.

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

On September 23, Sheikh Hasina along with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will co-chair the Multi-stakeholder 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”.

On September 24, the prime minister will hold bilateral meeting with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at the Kennedy Room, Lotte New York Palace Hotel.

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

She will return home on October 1.