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President Abdul Hamid to leave for India Thursday

  • Published at 02:17 pm March 7th, 2018
President Abdul Hamid to leave for India Thursday
President Abdul Hamid will leave Dhaka for India on Thursday on a five-day official visit. He will participate in the founding ceremony of International Solar Alliance (ISA) and Solar Summit on March 11, jointly hosted by India and France in New Delhi, said Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali while briefing reporters at his ministry on Wednesday. Presidents, prime ministers, ministers from 23 countries will participate in the summit. After the summit, joint statement will be made from participant countries. Alongside joining the summit, President Abdul Hamid is likely to pay courtesy calls on presidents of India, Sri Lanka and France. On November 30, 2015, India and France, at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, have launched an International Solar Alliance to boost solar energy in developing countries.
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  The president will visit his memorable places in Assam and Meghalaya during 1971 Liberation War. He was the sub-sector commander of the Bangladesh Liberation Force (Mujib Bahini). He inspired and organized Bangladeshi youths, who took shelter in India during the war, at Gumaghat, Moilam and Balat in Meghalaya. Hamid established a youth reception camp at Balat for Bangladeshi youths and he acted as president of the camp. He will return on March 12.