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Bhutan PM due Friday

  • Published at 03:10 am April 12th, 2019
Bhutanese Premier Dr Lotay Tshering
Bhutanese Premier Dr Lotay Tshering AFP

Dhaka will receive the Bhutanese premier with a 19-gun salute, in the presence of his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina, at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) at 8.20am

Bangladesh is set to roll out the red carpet to receive Bhutanese Premier Dr Lotay Tshering on Friday, who will arrive on a three-day official visit to bolster cooperation in trade, health and agriculture sectors.

Dhaka will receive the Bhutanese premier with a 19-gun salute, in the presence of his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina, at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) at 8.20am, reports BSS.

Lotay will begin his visit by paying tributes to liberation war martyrs at the National Memorial in Savar, and to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at his portrait, at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi.

Foreign Minister, Dr A K Abdul Momen will call on the Bhutanese premier at Hotel Intercontinental. He will stay there during the visit. 

Three-day schedule

On Friday, the Bhutanese premier is scheduled to hold a meeting with leaders of FBCCI.

On Saturday, he will attend a bilateral meeting at Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) where 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, an official source said. 

Health and family welfare, and shipping ministers are scheduled to call on Lotay separately in the afternoon at Hotel Intercontinental.

In the evening, the Bhutanese prime minister will meet President M Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban, and later he will attend a banquet to be hosted by the Bangladesh Prime Minister at Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon.

Bangla New Year celebration

On April 14, the first day of the Bangla New Year, Tshering will attend a cultural function organized by Surer Dhara, at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital.

On the same day, the Bhutanese prime minister, an alumnus of Mymensingh Medical College, will attend an alumni function in Mymensingh where he will address a students’ gathering.

Tshering will return to Dhaka on the same day and meet the Commerce Minister in the afternoon.

He is also scheduled to visit BIMSTEC Secretariat and Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons in the city.

The Bhutanese prime minister is scheduled to leave Dhaka on the morning of April 15.

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