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Bhutan PM due on April 12

  • Published at 09:35 am April 3rd, 2019
web-Bhutan’s Prime Minister Lotay Tshering
File photo of Bhutan’s Prime Minister Lotay Tshering AFP

The visit aims to increase cooperation in trade, inland waterways, health and agriculture sectors

Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering will arrive in Bangladesh on April 12 on a four-day official visit.

Lotay Tshering will be visiting the country at the invitation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, reports the BSS.

According to report, his visit aims to increase cooperation in trade, inland waterways, health and agriculture sectors.

After arriving here, he will pay tribute to the Liberation War martyrs at the National Martyrs’ Memorial in Savar and to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at his portrait at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhanmondi.

On the first day, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen will call on the Bhutanese premier at Hotel Intercontinental, where he will stay during the visit.

The Bhutanese premier is scheduled to hold a meeting with leaders of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI) on the same day.

During the visit, the Bhutanese premier will attend a bilateral meeting with his Bangladesh counterpart at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on April 13, according to official sources.

After the meeting, a number of bilateral instruments regarding cooperation on inland waterways for cargo transportation, health and agriculture sectors are expected to be signed by the two sides.

On the same day, Tshering will meet President Md Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban in the evening, and after that attend a banquet to be hosted by the Bangladesh Prime Minister at Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon.

On April 14, which is the first day of Bangla calendar, he will attend a new year celebration cultural function organized by Surer Dhara at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre.

Later, Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering, an alumnus of Mymensingh Medical College, will fly to the district to visit his alma mater. He will address a students’ gathering there.

He will return to Dhaka on the same day and meet Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi and Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque separately in the afternoon.

Tshering is also scheduled to visit the Square Pharmaceuticals factory in Gazipur, the Dharmarajika Buddhist Monastery Complex at Bashabo and the Embassy of Bhutan in Dhaka.

He is scheduled to have breakfast with Bhutanese students and citizens living here before departing Dhaka on April 14 morning.