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IAEA Conf: PM flies to Austria Monday

WT24 Desk

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves here for Vienna, Austria on Monday to attend a conference of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and hold a bilateral meeting with the Federal Chancellor of Austria Christian Kern, News Agencies report.

A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage, will take off from Hazrat Shah Jalal International Airport here for Vienna at 9am.

She will reach Vienna International Airport at 2:30pm (local time). Bangladesh Ambassador to Austria and Bangladesh Permanent Representative to the UN Offices in Vienna Md Abu Zafar will receive the Prime Minister.

Later, Sheikh Hasina will be taken to Hotel Imperial where she will be staying during her two-day visit. In the evening, Hasina will attend a community event followed by Iftar at Grand Hotel.

On Tuesday, she will attend the opening session of the Conference on the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme: 60 years and Beyond- Contributing to Development at Plenary Hall, M Building, Vienna International Centre (VIC), UN Office in Vienna.

Hasina will deliver speech at the inaugural session of the conference.

Marking the 60th anniversary of the IAEA’s Technical Cooperation programme, the international conference on the ‘IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme: Sixty Years and Beyond’ will take place in Vienna from May 30 to June 1.

The conference will bring together representatives from member states and other partners to further develop partnership to enhance the delivery of the technical cooperation, said the organisers.

Uruguayan President  Tabaré Vázquez; Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim; Chairman of IAEA Board of Governors Tebogo Joseph Seokolo; Assistant Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) René Castro Salazar and Director General of IAEA Yukiya Amano are  scheduled to deliver speeches at the inaugural session.

Sheikh Hasina will have a meeting with the IAEA Director General at his office. The Prime Minister then will hold official Talks with Austrian Federal Chancellor Christian Kern and attend the joint press statement.

She will also hold meeting with Austrian Federal President Alexander Van Der Bellen at Federal Presidency. In the evening on the same day, she will leave Vienna International Airport for Dhaka by a VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines at about 7pm (local time) for home.

Ambassador Md Abu Zafar will saw her off at the airport. The Prime Minister is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka at 7:30am on Wednesday (local time).

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