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PM leaves for Germany Thursday to attend Munich security conf

WT24 Desk

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves here on Thursday (Feb 16) for Munich, Germany on a four-day official visit to attend Munich Security Conference (MSC) and hold bilateral talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel,UNB reports.

Prime Minister and her entourage will depart Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 9:45pm by a flight of Etihad Airways and reach Munich International Airport on Friday morning via Abu Dhabi.

Bangladesh Ambassador to Germany Imtiaz Ahmed will receive the Prime Minister at the airport. From the airport, Sheikh Hasina will go to Munich Marriott Hotel where she will be staying during her tour.

On the same morning, she will attend the opening session of the MSC. In the evening, Hasina will attend a reception to be hosted by the Lord Mayor of Munich. On Saturday, the Prime Minister will hold a bilateral meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

According to sources at the Foreign Ministry here, the meeting will cover various issues of bilateral relations, including trade, investment and climate change. After holding the meeting, she will attend the panel discussion of ‘Climate Security: Good COP, Bad Cops’.

On the same evening, the Prime Minister will leave Munich for Dhaka via Abu Dhabi. She will arrive in Dhaka on the evening of February 19. Over the past five decades, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) has become the major global forum for the discussion of security policy.

Every year in February, it brings together over 450 senior decision-makers from around the world, including heads of state, ministers, leading personalities of international and non-governmental organisations as well as high-ranking representatives of industries, media, academia, and civil society, to engage in intensive debates on current and future security challenges.

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