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2019-09-19 12:46:26 BdST

PM flies to New York tomorrow to attend 74th UNGA


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves Dhaka for
New York via Abu Dhabi tomorrow (Friday) for an eight-day official visit to
the USA to attend the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly
(UNGA).

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

During the visit, the prime minister will hold bilateral meetings with her
Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on September 24 and UN Secretary General
Antonio Guterres on September 28.

A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the premier and her
entourage members will take off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport
for Abu Dhabi tomorrow afternoon. The flight will land at Abu Dhabi
International Airport in the UAE at 6:30 pm (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) the same day where Bangladesh Ambassador to USA
Mohammad Ziauddin and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh
to the UN Masud Bin Momen will welcome her.

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 a bilateral meeting with her
Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at the Kennedy Room, Lotte New York Palace
Hotel.

She will also have a 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.

Sheikh Hasina will attend an event on “Leadership Matters- Relevance of
Mahatma Gandhi in the Contemporary World” at ECOSOC Chamber, UNHQ and a
reception to be hosted by US President Donald J. Trump at Lotte New York
Palace Hotel.

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 the same day, she is likely to hold a meeting with former Australian
Prime Minister and Chair, Sanitation and Water for All, Kevin Rudd at
Bilateral Meeting Room, Lotte New York Palace Hotel and also attend the
dinner at the Bangladesh House.

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