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PM Sheikh Hasina off to Spain

She will join COP25 there

WT24 Desk

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for Madrid this morning ( Dec 01) on a three-day official visit to Spain to join the “Heads of State and Government Summit” of the 25th Annual Conference of Parties (COP25), Agencies report.

The world’s annual climate summit, COP25, will be held in Madrid, the Spain’s central capital, on December 2-13 under the UN framework convention on climate change.

A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10:15am.

The flight is scheduled to land at Madrid Torrejon Airport at 5:40pm (Spanish time) where she will be received by Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the World Tourism Organization Hassan Mahmood Khandker.

On Monday morning, the premier will attend the inaugural ceremony of the COP25 at Feria de Madrid (IFEMA), the largest exhibition complex in Spain and one of the most important venues in Europe following a bilateral meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

Later, she will join a general roundtable titled “National plans to increase ambition by 2020″ and a photo session.

Sheikh Hasina will attend an official luncheon to be hosted by the president of Spain in honour of the heads of state and government attending the COP25.

She will later join a dialogue titled ‘Enhancing Action Together” between governments and civil society.

The premier is scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting with Spanish
President Pedro Sanchez at Feria de Madrid (IFEMA).

The prime minister will join a reception to be hosted by the King and the Queen of Spain at Royal Palace on Monday evening.

Wrapping up her three-day tour, Sheikh Hasina will depart from Madrid for Dhaka by a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight at 9am on Tuesday (local time).

The flight is scheduled to land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 12:40am on Wednesday.

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