DHAKA: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to leave Dhaka on Saturday to attend the Dubai Air Show 2019, which will be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
She 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.
An Emirates flight carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage is scheduled to leave Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 6:40pm and will land at Dubai International Airport at 10:10pm (local time).
Bangladesh Ambassador to UAE Muhammad Imran will receive the prime minister at the airport.
On Sunday, the premier 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 and will enjoy the display there at 2pm (local time).
Three bilateral cooperation documents are expected to be signed during her four-day official visit, said Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Friday.
The three instruments 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 expected to hold meetings with Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashed al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai; Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; and Sheikh Fatima Binte Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, UAE.
Prime Minister is expected to inaugurate National Identity Card (NID) registration program for non-resident Bangladeshis living in the UAE at the Bangladesh Embassy in Abu Dhabi, said the Foreign Minister.
On Tuesday (Nov 19), Sheikh Hasina will leave Dubai for Dhaka by an Emirates flight wrapping up her four-day visit to UAE.
BDST: 1307 HRS, NOV 16, 2019