Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to leave Dhaka for Dalian on July 1 on a five-day official visit to China to attend the annual meeting of World Economic Forum (WEF) and hold bilateral meetings with top Chinese leaders.
The meeting titled “Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2019”, also known as WEF Summer Davos, will take place in Chinese city of Dalian from July 1-3.During the visit, the prime minister will hold bilateral talks with her Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang and call on Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, Prime Minister’s Office sources told media on Wednesday.
A Biman Bangladesh Airlines’ special flight (BG1720) carrying the prime minister and her entourage members will depart Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) here in the afternoon on July 1.
The flight is scheduled to land at Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport, Dalian, Liaoning Province, at 12:25 am (local time) on July 2.
After the reception at the airport, a ceremonial motorcade will escort the premier to Shangri-La Hotel, where she will be staying during the visit to Dalian.
On July 2, the prime minister will attend the inaugural ceremony of the WEF Summer Davos at Dalian International Conference Center in the morning.
The theme of the summit is “Leadership 4.0 – Succeeding in a New Era of Globalization”.Sheikh Hasina will meet Founder and Executive Chairman of World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab at his office and join a panel discussion on “Cooperation in the Pacific Rim” Dalian International Conference Centre in the afternoon.
On July 3, the prime minister will leave Dalian for Beijing at 11 am by a special chartered flight to be provided by the Chinese government.
The flight is scheduled to arrive at Beijing Capital International Airport around 12:15 pm the same day.
After the reception at the airport, the prime minister in a ceremonial motorcade will be taken to Diaoyutai State Guest House, where she will be staying during her visit to the Chinese capital.
In the afternoon, the prime minister will join a community reception followed by a dinner at Legendale Hotel, Beijing.
On July 4, Sheikh Hasina will join the welcoming ceremony and place wreaths at the heroes memorial at the Great Hall of the People in the morning.
Later, she will hold bilateral talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and attend the agreement signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People.
The prime minister will join a banquet to be hosted by the Chinese premier at the Great Hall of the People.
Sheikh Hasina will attend a business roundtable with Chinese business leaders at CCPIT in the afternoon the same day.
On July 5, the prime minister is scheduled to deliver a speech at an event organized by a Chinese think tank named “Pangoal Institution” in the morning.
The CEOs of Chinese companies are expected to call on Sheikh Hasina at her place of residence and will hold a meeting with Chairman of NPC Li Zhangshu.