PM flies to Cambodia Sunday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves Dhaka for Phnom Penh Sunday morning on a three-day official visit to Cambodia.


The premier will pay the visit at the invitation of her Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen as Dhaka hopes it (visit) would help strengthen bilateral cooperation in the important sectors between the two Asian nations.


A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and her entourage members will take off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport tomorrow morning for the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.


The flight is scheduled to reach Phnom Penh International Airport at 12:30 pm (Cambodia time) the same day.


The minister-in-waiting appointed by Cambodian premier Hun Sen, and Bangladesh Ambassador to Thailand Saida Muna Tasneem, who is concurrently accredited to Cambodia, will receive the prime minister at the airport.


After the reception at the airport, a ceremonial motorcade will escort Sheikh Hasina to Hotel Sofitel, where she will be staying during her visit to Cambodia.


In the afternoon, the Bangladesh premier will place wreaths at the Independence Monument at Phnom Penh.


She will also lay wreaths at the Royal Memorial Statue of Late King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk.


The prime minister will join a dinner to be hosted by the Bangladesh ambassador to Cambodia. Bangladesh community living in Cambodia will also attend the function.


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