PM arrives in Dalian

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2 July, 2019 12:00 AM printer

PM arrives in Dalian

Dalian (China): Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has arrived here on a five-day official visit to China, which is expected to bolster ties between the two countries, reports UNB.

A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying her and her entourage which took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka at 5:20pm landed at Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport around 12:15am on Tuesday local time (BST 10:15pm Monday).

Bangladesh Ambassador to China M Fazlul Karim received the Prime Minister at the airport.

After reception at the Dalian Airport, a ceremonial motorcade escorted the Prime Minister to Shangri-La Hotel, where she will be staying during the visit to Dalian, a port city in China’s Liaoning province.

During her visit, Sheikh Hasina will attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Dalian on Tuesday as well as hold bilateral talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on July 4 and 5 respectively.

In Dalian, a meeting titled ‘Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2019’, also known as WEF Summer Davos, will be held from July 1-3. The theme of the summit is ‘Leadership 4.0 - Succeeding in a New Era of Globalization’.

The Prime Minister will attend the inaugural ceremony of the WEF Summer Davos at Dalian International Conference Centre on Tuesday morning.

Sheikh Hasina will meet WEF Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab at his office and join a panel discussion on ‘Cooperation in the Pacific Rim’ at Dalian International Conference Centre in the afternoon.

On July 3, the Prime Minister will leave Dalian for Beijing at 11am (local time) on a special chartered flight to be provided by the Chinese government. The flight is scheduled to land at Beijing Capital International Airport at 12:15pm (local time).