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Qatar Amir arrives in Dhaka this evening

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Update: 2024-04-22 13:01:51
Qatar Amir arrives in Dhaka this evening

Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani will arrive in Dhaka today (April 22) evening on a two-day official visit.

A special aircraft, carrying the Amir of Qatar and his entourage members, is scheduled to land at Hazrat Shahjalal (R.) International Airport (HISA) at 5 pm.

At the invitation of Bangladesh President Mohammed Shahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the Amir of Qatar will visit Bangladesh from April 22 to 23.

President Shahabuddin will welcome the Amir through a state ceremony.

This is the first high-level state visit of a leader of any Middle East country after the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina assumed office in January, 2024.

After the ceremony at the airport, the Amir of Qatar will go to the Le Méridien Hotel along with his entourages.

Later in the morning of April 23, Foreign Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud will pay a courtesy call on the Amir of Qatar.

Then the Amir of Qatar  will have a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Shimul room of the prime minister’s office. They will have tete-a-tete (one-to-one) meeting too.

Six agreements and five memorandums of understanding (MoUs) are likely to be signed between the two countries during the Amir's Dhaka visit.

The agreements are: avoidance of double taxation and tax evasion, cooperation in legal matters, maritime transport, mutual investment development and protection, transfer of convicted persons and establishment of a joint business council.

Apart from these, five memorandums of understanding (MoUs), including those on labor force, higher education and scientific research, and cooperation in diplomatic training are likely to be signed during the visit.

President Shahabuddin will host a lunch in honor of the Amir of Qatar at Durbar Hall of the Bangabhaban.

BDST: 1300 HRS, APR 22, 2024

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