PM leaves for Dubai

Special Correspondent

17 November, 2019 12:00 AM printer

PM leaves for Dubai

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for Dubai on Saturday on a four-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates to attend Dubai Air Show-2019 and other programmes.

The premier visits the Gulf nation at the invitation of its ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

An Emirates flight carrying the premier and her entourage members took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for Dubai at 6:40pm.

On November 17, Sheikh Hasina will attend the opening ceremony of the Dubai Air Show-2019, one of the largest and most successful air shows in the world and the biggest aerospace event in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

As many as 87,000 participants and 1,300 exhibitors from all over the world are expected to gather at Dubai World Central – Dubai’s airport of the future.

The biennial air show will once again take over the skies of Dubai on November 17-21, and is expected to surpass the feats of Dubai Airshow 2017, which concluded with an order book worth more than $113.8 billion and welcomed 79,380 attendees and 1,200 exhibitors from 63 countries.

During the visit, three instruments — two bilateral cooperation documents and a protocol — are expected to be signed between Bangladesh and the UAE.

The three instruments are bilateral cooperation between Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) and Emirates Development Authority, between Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority (BEZA) and Emirates Economic Zone Authority and protocol on allotment of land plot for Bangladesh Embassy in Abu Dhabi.

Apart from the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Hasina will hold meetings with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and UAE’s Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation Sheikh Fatima Bint Mubarak.

The premier is also expected to meet big UAE investor groups seeking their investment in Bangladesh.

The premier will return home on November 19.