PM reaches Nepal to attend BIMSTEC Summit

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina. File PhotoPrime minister Sheikh Hasina reached Kathmandu on a two-day official visit to Nepal to attend the 4th BIMSTEC Summit.

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) having seven member states -- Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand -- came into being on 6 June 1997 through the Bangkok Declaration.

 

A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and her entourage left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for Kathmandu at 8:05am, reports UNB.

The flight landed at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu at 9:05 am local time (9:20am Bangladesh time).

Sheikh Hasina was escorted to Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza at Tahachal Marg in Kathmandu by a ceremonial motorcade where she will be staying during her visit.

Later in the day, the permier will meet Nepalese president Bidya Devi Bhandari at Sheetal Nibash, the Presidential Palace, in the capital city.

She will also attend a luncheon there to be hosted by the Nepalese president.

In the afternoon, the Bangladesh prime minister along with other leaders will attend the opening session of the 4th BIMSTEC Summit at Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza.

In the evening, she will hold a meeting with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.

Hasina and other leaders will also join a gala dinner to be hosted by Nepalese prime minister KP Sharma Oli in the city’s Hyatt Regency Hotel in the evening.

The prime minister is expected to return home on Friday noon.

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