PM flies to New York tomorrow to attend 74th UNGA
Published 9:35 pm | September 19, 2019
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves Dhaka for New York via Abu Dhabi tomorrow (Friday) for an eight-day official visit to the USA to attend the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). She will deliver the country statement at the 74th Annual General Debate of the UNGA on September 27.
During the visit, the prime minister will hold bilateral meetings with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on September 24 and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on September 28.
A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the premier and her entourage members will take off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for Abu Dhabi tomorrow afternoon. The flight will land at Abu Dhabi International Airport in the UAE at 6:30pm (local time).
After one day stopover in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Hasina will fly to New York by an Etihad Airways flight at 10:30 am (local time) on September 22.
The premier will arrive at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York at 4:25pm (local time) the same day where Bangladesh Ambassador to USA Mohammad Ziauddin and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN Masud Bin Momen will welcome her.
On September 23, Sheikh Hasina along with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro
Sanchez will co-chair the Multi-stakeholder Panel to be held in parallel to
the High-level meeting on Universal Health Coverage at ECOSOC.
Besides, the prime minister is expected to present the national statement
at the plenary session of the high-level meeting on universal health coverage
at Trusteeship Council.
She will also deliver a statement at the climate action summit in the
UN General Assembly Hall and attend an event on “Recognising political
leadership for immunization in Bangladesh”.
On September 24, the prime minister will hold bilateral meeting with her
Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at the Kennedy Room, Lotte New York Palace
She will also have meeting with Queen Maxima, the UN Secretary-General’s
Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, at the UN
Headquarters (UNHQ) Booth.
She will attend a side event to be hosted by Global Commission on
Adaptation at Conference Room 7, UNHQ and the State Luncheon to be hosted by
the UN Secretary General at North Delegate’s Lounge.
She will also join the High-level Side-Event on the Situation of Rohingya
Minority in Myanmar to be organised by the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh
and the OIC Secretariat at Conference Room 11, UNHQ.
Sheikh Hasina will attend an event on “Leadership Matters- Relevance of
Mahatma Gandhi in the Contemporary World” at ECOSOC Chamber, UNHQ and a
reception to be hosted by US President Donald J. Trump at Lotte New York
On September 25, the premier will co-moderate Leader’s dialogue 4 on
“Localizing the SDGs” at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable
Development (SDG summit) at the Trusteeship Council.
She will participate in an event ‘A conversation with Hon’ble Prime
Minister Sheikh Hasina: Interactive Dialogue’ at Council on Foreign
On the same day, she is likely to hold a meeting with former Australian
Prime Minister and Chair, Sanitation and Water for All, Kevin Rudd at
Bilateral Meeting Room, Lotte New York Palace Hotel and also attend the
dinner at the Bangladesh House.
On September 26, the prime minister will have meetings with Alex V. Volkov,
Chairman, ExxonMobil LNG Market Development Inc, Irina Bokova, ex-director
general of UNESCO, Bill Gates, Co-Chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
and ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda at the Bilateral Meeting Room, Lotte New
York Palace Hotel.
Sheikh Hasina will attend Luncheon Roundtable Meeting, to be organised by
the US Chamber of Commerce at the Holmes, Lotte New York Palace the same day.
She will also be present at the event ‘An evening with Prime Minister
Sheikh Hasina’ to be organized by UNICEF at the Labouisse Hall, UNICEF House.
On September 27, Sheikh Hasina will attend the High-level Side-Event on
“Sustainable Universal Health Coverage: Comprehensive Primary Care Inclusive
of Mental Health and Disabilities” to be organised by the Permanent Mission
of Bangladesh at the Conference Room 1, UNHQ.
The prime minister will deliver the country statement in the 74th Annual
General Debate of the UN General Assembly the same day.
On September 28, she will address a press briefing at the Permanent Mission
of Bangladesh in New York and join a reception to be accorded to her by the
Bangladesh community in New York at Hotel Marriott Marquis.
Sheikh Hasina will have bilateral meeting with UN Secretary General
Antonio Guterres at the UN Secretariat.
The prime minister will receive two global awards during the UNGA
for Bangladesh’s great success in vaccination and youth skill development.
“Global Alliance for Vaccination and Immunization (GAVI) has expressed its
keen interest to confer an award named ‘Vaccine Hero’ on Prime Minister
Sheikh Hasina in recognition of Bangladesh’s outstanding success in
vaccination,” Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen told a press conference on
Besides, he said, UNICEF will honour the premier with an award titled
‘Champion of Skill Development for Youth’ on the sidelines of the UNGA
The foreign minister said an event styled ‘An evening to honour Her
Excellency Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’ will be organized to confer the
Moreover, the premier will give interviews to a number of renowned
international media including the VOA, the Washington Post and the Wall
On September 29, the prime minister will leave New York for Dhaka via Abu
Dhabi by an Etihad Airways flight at 9pm (local time).
She will arrive at Abu Dhabi International Airport at 8pm (local time) on
The prime minister will depart from Abu Dhabi International Airport at 10:45pm (local time) for Dhaka by a VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines. The flight will land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka in the early morning on October 1.
দৈনিক সময় সংবাদ ২৪ ডট কম সংবাদের কোনো সংবাদ, তথ্য, ছবি,আলোকচত্রি, ভিডিওচিত্র, অডিও কনটেন্ট কপিরাইট আইনে র্পূব অনুমতি ছাড়া ব্যবহার করা সর্ম্পূণ বেআইনি। সামাজিক যোগাযোগ মাধ্যমে যে কোন কমেন্সের জন্য কর্তৃপক্ষ দায়ী নয়।