by Staff Correspondent, Dhaka;
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will address the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Friday as she along with her entourage reached New York, USA, on Monday night.
Hasina landed at the JFK airport by a chartered flight of national carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines from London where she joined the funeral of the Queen Elizabeth II along with other Kings, queens and head of the states and governments from across the world.
The Queen’s funeral service took place at Westminster Abbey – the building in which she was married, and crowned as Queen.
Bangladesh Ambassador in Washington Muhammad Imran and Bangladesh Permanent Representative to the UN Muhammad Abdul Muhith received the Premier at the airport.
Hasina embarked her two-week official visit from Dhaka on September 15.
On the fourth day of her UK visit, the Premier attended the reception of King Charles III at Buckingham Palace which he hosted for the Presidents, Prime Ministers and Monarchs coming from around the world to attend the funeral of Queen.
Hasina is scheduled to attend a reception meeting hosted by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and join the inaugural ceremony of the 77th session of UNGA on Tuesday.
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.
She is scheduled to attend the reception to be hosted by the US President, Joe Biden, in the evening.
Besides, Hasina 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.
The Prime Minister will visit the photo exhibition on Padma Bridge at UNHQs followed by bilateral meetings with Kosovo President Dr Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu, Ecuador President Guillermo Lasso Mendoza, and Rabab Fatima, USG OHRLLS, in the afternoon.
The Prime Minister will start join a breakfast meeting on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) followed by a courtesy call on her by IOM Director General Antonio Vitorino on Thursday. 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 Prosecutors Nick Klegg and Karim Khan.
On Friday, the Prime Minister will deliver her address at the General Debate of the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly. Besides, she will join a civic reception by the expatriate Bangladeshi on September 24.