Dutch Queen Maxima arrived in Dhaka on Tuesday (Jul 9) afternoon on a four-day visit to see different development activities, and hold meetings with high officials mainly from Bangladesh financial sector.
Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen received the Netherlands Queen at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport when she reached by an Emirates flight, local media reported.
The Queen will have a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday at the National Parliament.
Queen Maxima has served as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA) since 2009.
On Wednesday, she will visit the UN headquarters in Dhaka at IDB Bhaban in the city’s Agargaon area, and hold meeting with representatives of development partners there. After that, she will visit Zindari union parishad office of Palash in Narsingdi and a boutique shop at Tongi.
On Thursday, the Dutch Queen will attend a roundtable discussion with representatives of private sectors, and have a meeting with Bangladesh Bank Governor, and officials of Finance and Post and Telecommunication ministries.
In the afternoon, she will go to Bangabhaban to meet with President Md. Abdul Hamid.
Queen Maxima is scheduled to leave Dhaka in the early morning of Friday.