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PM reaches Madrid to attend COP25

  • Published at 11:27 pm December 1st, 2019
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Photo shows Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaving for Madrid, Spain from Hazrat Shahjalal International airport in Dhaka on Sunday, December 1, 2019 Focus Bangla

The prime minister will deliver her speech at the Heads of State and Government Summit

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reached Madrid to attend the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25).

The world’s annual climate summit, COP25, will be held in Madrid, the Spain’s central capital, on December 2-13 under the UN framework convention on climate change.

A special Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight carrying the prime minister and her entourage landed at Madrid Torrejon Airport at 5:40pm (local time) on Sunday, reports UNB.

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the World Tourism Organization Hassan Mahmood Khandker received the prime minister at the airport.

Earlier, the flight took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 10:15am (Bangladesh time) on Sunday.

The prime minister will attend the inaugural ceremony of the COP25, its general roundtable titled “National Plans to Increase Ambition by 2020” at Feria de Madrid (IFEMA) on Monday.

After attending the official luncheon, she will again participate in the working session of the COP25 – Dialogue between governments and civil society titled “Enhancing Action Together”—in the afternoon.

On the sidelines of the climate summit, Sheikh Hasina will have meetings with prime minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte and Spanish President Pedro Sánchez in Spain.

Later in the evening, she will attend the reception to be hosted by the King and Queen of Spain at the Royal Palace.

The prime minister will deliver her speech at the Heads of State and Government Summit highlighting climate change and Bangladesh’s position on Monday.