PM leaves Glasgow for London after attending COP26

  |  Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 |  5:26 pm

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Glasgow for London on Wednesday after attending the COP26 and other events in Scotland.

A VVIP aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and her entourage departed the Glasgow International Airport at 12:50 pm (local time), reports UNB.

The flight is scheduled to land at Heathrow International Airport in London at 13:30 pm (local time). Bangladeshi High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem will receive the Prime Minister.

Hasina will stay in London till November 9 before leaving for Paris as part of her two-week visit to the United Kingdom and France.

During her stay in London, the Prime Minister will attend a summit titled “Bangladesh Investment Summit 2021: Building Sustainable Growth Partnerships” (Nov 4).

She will also inaugurate an art exhibition titled “Bangabandhu and Britain: A Centenary Collection” and unveil the covers of two books titled “Secret Documents’ (Vol i-ix) and “Mujib & Introduction”.

Besides, Sheikh Hasina will attend Westminster’s programme and a civic reception to be accorded to her by the Bangladeshi community, inaugurate the newly-extended part of Bangladesh High Commission Bhaban and Bangabandhu Lounge there.

British Parliament Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle and the delegation of Taylor & Framcis will make courtesy calls on the Bangladesh Prime Minister in London.

The Prime Minister will stay in Paris from November 9 to November 13.

During her stay in Paris, Sheikh Hasina will hand over “UNESCO-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Prize for the Creative Economy,”  deliver the keynote speech as a special guest in the inaugural session of the 75th founding anniversary of Unesco and attend Paris Peace Forum.

Besides, she will have meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron, French Prime Minister Jean Castex and French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly.

Sheikh Hasina will receive an official reception in the French Senate and hold a meeting with a team of French senators headed by the President of Inter-parliamentary Friendship Group senator Mathieu Damaud.

A delegation of French business body MEDEF, CEO of Airbus Guillaume Faury, President of Dassault Aviation Eric Trappier and President of Thales Patrice Caine will meet the Bangladesh Prime Minister there.

Sheikh Hasina will also attend a civic reception to be accorded to her by the Bangladesh Community in France.

The prime minister left Dhaka for Scotland on October 31 and is expected to return home on November 14 from Paris.