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PM Hasina to leave for New York Monday after attending Queen Elizabeth’s funeral

She is expected to leave Stansted International Airport for New York at 9pm

Update : 19 Sep 2022, 09:52 AM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave London for New York on Monday after attending the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

In London, she also attended the reception of King Charles which he hosted on Sunday for the world leaders at Buckingham Palace.

Hasina arrived in London on September 15 on an official visit to the United Kingdom mainly to attend the Queen’s funeral and the new king’s ascension reception.

A VVIP chartered flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the PM will take off from Stansted International Airport for New York at 9pm on Monday.

The flight is scheduled to arrive at New York JFK International Airport at about 10:30pm New York time on the same day.

In New York, she will attend the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) besides taking part in some important events on the sidelines.

Bangladesh Ambassador-designate in Washington Muhammad Imran and Bangladesh Permanent Representative to the UN Muhammad Abdul Muhith will receive her at the JFK International Airport.

On September 20, the PM is scheduled to attend a reception hosted by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and join the inaugural ceremony of 77th session of UNGA.

She will have bilateral meetings with Filippo Grandi of UNHCR and Slovenian President Borut Pahor. She will also join the UNGA Platform of Women Leaders.    

At the end of the day, she will attend the reception of US President Joe Biden.      

Besides, she will join a high-level side event on sustainable housing co-hosted by Bangladesh, Botswana, Slovak Republic and UN Habitat on September 21.    

On the same day, she will have a bilateral meeting with WEF Executive Director Professor Schwab Klaus, and join the Global Crisis Response Group (GCRG) Champions’ Meeting.    

In the afternoon, the prime minister will visit the photo exhibition on Padma Bridge at UNHQs followed by a bilateral meeting with Kosovo President Dr Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu, Ecuador President Guillermo Lasso Mendoza, and Rabab Fatima, USG OHRLSS.    

The PM will start the day on September 22 through a breakfast meeting on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) followed by a courtesy call on by IOM Director General Antonio Vitorino. She will also join a high-level policy roundtable with the US Bangladesh business council.      

Later, she will have bilateral meetings with Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen and ICC Prosecutor Nick Klegg and Karim Khan.    

On September 23, the Prime Minister will deliver her address at the General Debate of the 77thSession of the UN General Assembly.    

She will join a civic reception to be given by the expatriate Bangladeshis on September 24.

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