Hasina to meet Dhaka envoys in Europe Saturday

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 19:19, Jul 20, 2019 | Updated : 19:21, Jul 20, 2019

Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem receives Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Heathrow International Airport in London on Friday (Jul 19). FOCUS BANGLAPrime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to attend a conference of Bangladesh envoys in 15 European countries in London on Saturday (Jul 20), reports BSS.
“The prime minister will join the conference at a hotel in London Saturday afternoon,” the state news agency quoted Press Secretary to the PM Ihsanul Karim saying.
He said 15 ambassadors, high commissioners and permanent representatives posted in different countries of Europe will attend the conference.
They are Abu Zafar (Austria), Mohammed Shahdat Hossain (Belgium), Muhammad Abdul Muhith (Denmark), Kazi Imtiaz Hossain (France), Imtiaz Ahmed (Germany), Jashim Uddin (Greece), Abdus Sobhan Sikder (Italy), Sheikh Mohammed Belal (Netherlands), Muhammad Mahfuzur Rahman (Poland), Ruhul Alam Siddique (Portugal), Dr SM Saiful Hoque (Russian Federation), Hassan Mahmood Khandker (Spain), Nazmul Islam (Sweden), Shameem Ahsan (Switzerland), and Saida Muna Tasneem (United Kingdom).
Citing foreign ministry sources, the BSS reports that Hasina is likely tp discuss among other issues, enhancing Bangladesh’s image further in Europe, boosting trade and commerce and attracting more investment in the country during the conference.
The Rohingya crisis, climate change, irregular migration, post-Brexit situation, as well as the celebrations of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu and the golden jubilee of the country’s independence, will be also discussed, according to the report.
Hasina left Dhaka on Friday morning on an official visit to the United Kingdom to attend the envoys’ conference and other programs.
A Biman Bangladesh Airlines VVIP flight carrying the premier and her entourage members took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for London at 9:35am.
The flight reached Heathrow International Airport in London at 3:40pm Friday.
Bangladesh High Commissioner in London Saida Muna Tasneem received the prime minister at the airport.
At the advice of Bangladeshi doctors, the press secretary said, the prime minister will also receive eye treatment in London.
The prime minister is expected to return home on Aug 5, he added.