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Singapore to name orchid after PM Sheikh Hasina

  • Published at 02:49 pm March 7th, 2018
Singapore to name orchid after PM Sheikh Hasina
Singapore is planning to honour Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by naming an orchid after her in the country's famous Singapore Botanic Gardens. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to fly to Singapore on March 11 on a four-day official tour at the invitation of Singapore premier Lee Hsien Loong, reports UNB. The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a 158-year-old tropical garden and a Unesco World Heritage Site. During her visit, a bilateral meeting will be held between the two prime minister, said Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali during a press briefing on Wednesday. The Bangladesh prime minister will also pay a courtesy call on the first female president of Singapore, Halimah Yacob. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid and senior government officials will accompany her. A high-level business delegation will also accompany her. The prime minister will address two business meetings of Bangladesh-Singapore Business Forum 2018 and Bangladesh-Singapore Business roundtable discussion as chief guest. On March 12, she will attend a lunch hosted by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Six agreements and memorandums of understandings (MoUs) are likely to be signed during her visit. The agreements are: MoU on collaboration of investment activities into Bangladesh; MoU on public-private partnership; MoU to expand the air service agreement; MoU on digital leadership, innovation and digital government transformation; MoU between FBBCI and Singapore Manufacturing Federation to strengthen business relations and promote economic cooperation; and MoU between MCCI and Singapore Manufacturing Federation to strengthen business relations and promote economic cooperation. The visit is being viewed as politically important as Singapore is the chair of the Southeast Asian organization ASEAN. Sheikh Hasina is also expected to seek the cooperation of the Singapore government to find solution to the Rohingya issue.