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Nirmal Barman

Published:
2018-06-10 11:59:13 BdST

PM joins G7 Outreach Meeting


FT ONLINE

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in Quebec of Canada on Sunday morning to join Outreach Meeting of the G7 Summit.

Sheikh Hasina and other world leaders, beyond G7 Group, invited by Canadian Prime Minister Justine Trudeau to the Outreach Meeting of the G7 Summit, reached La Malbaie, about 145 kilometers from Quebec City, this morning by road.

Canadian Prime Minister Justine Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau welcomed the Bangladesh premier on their arrival at Hotel Le Manoir Richelieu, the venue of the meeting.

Sheikh Hasina along with other leaders joined official reception ceremony and took photographs.

The G7 is a group consisting of the world’s seven largest advanced economies – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

President of Argentina and chair of the G20 Mauricio Macri, President of Haiti and chair of the Caribbean Community Jovenel Moise, Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness, President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Marshall Islands Hilda Heine, Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg, President of Rwanda and chair of the African Union Paul Kagame, President of Senegal Macky Sall, President of Seychelles Danny Faure, President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa, Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde, Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Jose Angel Gurria, Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres and Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank Kristalina Georgieva also join the event.

The Bangladesh prime minister later today is scheduled to join different sessions of the Outreach Meeting and make intervention on the thematic discourses of the summit as well as different contemporary issues like climate change, trade, global terrorism and violent extremism, ethnic cleansing on Rohingyas in Myanmar.

She will also focus on Bangladesh’s socioeconomic progress over the years and issues related to democracy, governance, poverty eradication and women development, PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim said.

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