Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has left Dhaka for the United Arab Emirates. The Prime Minister and her entourage left Dhaka on a VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines at 4:15 pm on Monday.
During the bilateral visit, the two countries are keen to enhance the existing relationship to a more inclusive partnership with deeper political engagement. In addition, cooperation in trade, investment, manpower and other potential sectors will be given priority during the visit.
Foreign Minister. AK Abdul Momen told a news conference on Sunday that four to five Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) between Bangladesh and the UAE could be signed during the Prime Minister’s visit. However, the MoUs have not been finalized yet.
In addition to the bilateral meeting with the ruler of Dubai, the Prime Minister will visit the Dubai Expo of the Dubai Exhibition Center (DEC) on the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8 and take part in a high-level panel discussion on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
Later, he will visit Bangladesh Pavilion and UAE Pavilion at DEC. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh will hold a meeting with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai at the DEC.
On March 9, Sheikh Hasina will hold meetings with Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi and Sheikh Fatima Bint Mubarak, the mother of the nation of the United Arab Emirates. In the evening, he called on the Ambassador of Bangladesh to the United Arab Emirates. He will attend a dinner hosted by Abu Jafar.
On March 10, the Prime Minister will attend the FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific in the morning. In the evening, he will attend a business forum jointly organized by UAE and Bangladesh business delegation. On the last day of her visit on March 11, Sheikh Hasina will attend a reception organized by the expatriate Bangladeshi community.
He will also lay the foundation stone of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Bhaban of the Bangladesh English Private School run by the Bangladeshi community in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. On March 12, the Prime Minister will return home on a VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines BG-1302.