President to join Japanese emperor’s enthronement ceremony

20 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

President Abdul Hamid will leave here on Sunday on an eight-day official visit to Japan and Singapore, reports UNB.

During his tour to Japan, the President will attend the enthronement ceremony of the new Japanese emperor, his Press Secretary Md Joynal Abedin told UNB.

A regular flight of Singapore Airlines carrying the President and his entourage will take off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for Singapore at 1:35pm on the day. The flight will land at Singapore Changi International Airport at 7:30pm local time.

After over a three-hour stopover in Singapore, the President will leave for Japan by another Singapore Airlines flight at 10:50pm local time.

The flight is scheduled to reach Haneda International Airport in Tokyo at 6:45am (local time) on Monday.

 Bangladesh Ambassador to Japan Rabab Fatima will receive the President at the airport.

During his stay in Tokyo, Abdul Hamid will attend the enthronement ceremony of new Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako at the State Hall of Imperial Place at 1:30pm (local time) on Tuesday (October 22).