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PM flies to New York today to attend 74th UNGA

News Desk : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2019-09-20 11:18:14 AM     ||     Updated: 2019-09-20 5:40:30 PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves Dhaka for New York via Abu Dhabi today (Friday) for 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 will take off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for Abu Dhabi today afternoon.

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.

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”.

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) 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.

On September 27, Sheikh Hasina will attend the high-level side-event on “Sustainable Universal Health Coverage: Comprehensive Primary Care Inclusive of Mental Health and Disabilities” to be organised by the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh at the Conference Room 1, UNHQ.

The prime minister will receive two global awards during the UNGA for Bangladesh’s great success in vaccination and youth skill development. She will arrive in Dhaka in the early morning on October 1.

Source: BSS