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PM arrives in New York to attend 77th UNGA

PM arrives in New York to attend 77th UNGA

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday (Sep 19) night arrived in New York to attend the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). A VVIP chartered flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage members landed at New York JFK International Airport at 10:25 p.m. (local time). Bangladesh Ambassador in Washington Muhammad Imran and Bangladesh Permanent Representative to the UN Muhammad Abdul Muhith received the Premier at the airport. Earlier, the flight took off from the Stansted International Airport in London at 8 p.m. (London time) on Sep 19, local media reported.

Prior to leave the United Kingdom, Sheikh Hasina on Monday (Sep 19)  attended the funeral of late Queen Elizabeth II along with other world leaders at Westminster Abbey in London. Queen's funeral service took place at Westminster Abbey – the building in which she was married, and crowned as Queen.

On Sep 15, Sheikh Hasina reached London on an official visit to the UK to attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. On the fourth day evening of her UK visit, the Premier also attended the reception of King Charles III at Buckingham Palace which he hosted for the Presidents, Prime Ministers and Monarchs coming from around the world to attend funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

In New York on Sep 20, Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to attend a reception meeting hosted by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and join the inaugural ceremony of 77th session of UNGA. She will have bilateral meetings with Filippo Grandi of UNHCR and Slovenian President Borut Pahor. She will also join the UNGA Platform of Women Leaders. At the end of the day, she will attend the reception hosted by US President Joe Biden.

Besides, she will join a high-level side event on sustainable housing co-hosted by Bangladesh, Botswana, Slovak Republic and UN Habitat on Sep 21.

On the same day, she will have a bilateral meeting with WEF Executive Director Professor Schwab Klaus, and join the Global Crisis Response Group (GCRG) Champions‘ Meeting.

In the afternoon, the PM will visit the photo exhibition on Padma Bridge at UNHQs followed by bilateral meetings with Kosovo President Dr Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu, Ecuador President Guillermo Lasso Mendoza, and Rabab Fatima, USG OHRLSS.

The PM will start Sep 22 through a breakfast meeting on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) followed by a courtesy call on her by IOM Director General Antonio Vitorino. She will also join a high level policy roundtable with the US Bangladesh business council. Later, she will have bilateral meetings with Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen and ICC Prosecutor Nick Klegg and Karim Khan.

On Sep 23, the PM will deliver her address at the General Debate of the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly. Besides, she will join a civic reception by the expatriate Bangladeshi on Sep 24.