Dubai, Nov 16 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached here on a four-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attend the Dubai Air Show 2019.
An Emirates flight carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage, which departed from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 6:45pm (Bangladesh time), landed at Dubai International Airport at 10:10pm local time (0010hrs BdST).
Bangladesh Ambassador to UAE Muhammad Imran received the Prime Minister at the airport. During her visit, the PM will stay at Shangri-La Hotel in Abu Dhabi.
Sheikh Hasina will attend the air show on Sunday at the invitation of Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE, and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
On Sunday, she will join the opening ceremony of the Dubai Air Show 2019 at Dubai Al Maktoum International Airport (also known as Dubai World Central) at 10am.
She will later enjoy flying display there at 2pm (local time).
The Prime Minister will attend a dinner to be hosted by the Bangladesh ambassador to the UAE in her honour at 7:30pm on the same day.
During her visit to the UAE, three bilateral cooperation documents are expected to be signed, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen told reporters on Thursday.
The three instruments expected to be signed are bilateral cooperation between Bangladesh Investment Development Authority and Emirates Development Authority, between Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority and Emirates Economic Zone Authority and protocol on Allotment of Land Plot for Bangladesh Embassy in Abu Dhabi. Sheikh Hasina is also expected to have meeting with big UAE investor groups and business leaders.
The Prime Minister is expected to inaugurate an NID registration programme for nonresident Bangladeshis living in the UAE at the Bangladesh Embassy in Abu Dhabi, said the Foreign Minister.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Prime Minister will leave Dubai for Dhaka by an Emirates flight wrapping up her four-day visit to UAE.
Bangladesh Ambassador to UAE Muhammad Imran will see her off at Dubai International Airport.
The return flight carrying Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 11pm on Tuesday night.