Prime minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for Madrid to attend the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) on Sunday morning, reports UNB.

The world’s annual climate summit, COP25, will be held in Madrid, Spain’s central capital, on 2-13 December 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 prime minister will attend the inaugural ceremony of COP25, its general roundtable titled ‘National Plans to Increase Ambition by 2020’ at Feria de Madrid (IFEMA).

After attending the official luncheon, she will again participate in the working session of the COP25 - Dialogue between governments and civil society titled 'Enhancing Action Together’ - in the afternoon.

On the sideline of the climate summit, Sheikh Hasina will have meetings with the prime minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, and Spanish president Pedro Sanchez there.

Later in the evening, Sheikh Hasina will attend the reception to be hosted by the King and Queen of Spain at the Royal Palace.

On 2 December, the prime minister will deliver her speech at Heads of State and Government Summit highlighting climate change and Bangladesh’s position, UNB quoted foreign minister AK Abdul Momen as saying at a press conference on Wednesday.
On Monday morning, the PM will leave Madrid by a special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines. Hassan Mahmood Khandker will see her off at the airport.

The flight is scheduled to land at Dhaka airport at 12:40am (Bangladesh time) on Wednesday.