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Thai Princess Sirindhorn in Dhaka

  • Published at 01:38 pm May 28th, 2018
  • Last updated at 03:05 pm May 31st, 2018
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Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn AFP

She is leading an 11-member high-profile Thai government delegation

Thailand’s Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn has arrived in Dhaka on a four-day visit at the invitation of Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali. 

State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam received her at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Monday afternoon.

The princess is leading an 11-member high-profile Thai government delegation to visit philanthropic projects she set up in Bangladesh in 2011 under the Royal Chai Pattana Foundation of her late father, King Bhumibol.

Shahriar had a brief discussion with the princess at the airport.

During her visit, she is scheduled to call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the foreign minister and exchange views with Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury and Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor and other dignitaries. 

The princess is also scheduled to visit various ongoing royal projects in Bangladesh, including public health and sanitation projects for school children, sustainable agriculture projects for farmers and the Sufficiency Economy Learning Centre at the Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation – all under the ‘Sufficiency Economic Philosophy’ pioneered by her father.

Sirindhorn will inaugurate a new environmental conservation project taken in collaboration with the Environment and Forest Ministry of Bangladesh, titled “Bangladesh-Thailand Vetiver Grass Development Project to prevent hill erosion in Chattogram” on May 30 at Tiger Pass in Chattogram City.

During her stay in Bangladesh, she is scheduled to visit the Liberation War Museum in Dhaka and the Ethnological Origins Museum in Chattogram. She will also meet with autistic and special children at the Proyash Institute of Special Education in Dhaka Cantonment, children at the Azampur Government Primary School, Uttara, and Mariali Government Primary School, Gazipur, and farmers at the Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation in Dhaka.

She will also attend a dinner to be hosted by Foreign Minister Ali in her honour.