Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to visit United States and Canada next week, officials said on Friday.
She will leave Dhaka for London on September 14 en route to Canada and the United States on a 12-day official visit, Prime Minister’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim said.
Hasina will pay a four-day visit to Canada to attend the Fifth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund and then she will go to the USA to join the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Canada hosts the GF’s Replenishment Conference to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Montreal, Qubec, between September 16 and September 17 where global health officials will discuss for further mobilization of resources for eradicating the three of the world’s most devastating diseases by 2030.
The prime minister will stay at Hotel Omni Mont-Royal in Montreal. She will attend the opening of the Replenishment Conference to be held at Hyatt Regency Montreal on September 16.
Hasina will also attend the official dinner to be hosted by her Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau.
On the following day, she will join the opening of the day two of the conference along with the Canadian premier and Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybal. She will attend the Panel Discussion-1 titled “Removing Barriers to Health through Empowering Women and Girls and Reaching the Most Marginalised” and the Panel Discussion 2 titled “Engaging and Mobilising Youth to meet the Sustainable Development Goals”.
During her stay in Canada, Hasina will hold meeting with Trudeau.
She is expected to leave Montreal on September 18 for New York where she will be staying at Hotel Waldorf Astoria.
Hasina will deliver country statement in a High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants at the UN headquarters on the following day.
She will co-chair the Roundtable 5 Global Compact for Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration: Towards Realizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Achieving Full Respect for the Human Rights of Migrants.
On September 20, the Prime Minister will attend the opening session of the General Debate of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly. She will also join the Asian Leaders’ Forum on Countering Terrorism to be hosted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Hotel Marriot Eastside.
Hasina is scheduled to attend a side-event on South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Scaling up Innovation in Public Service Delivery to be organised by Bangladesh, UN Office for South-South Cooperation.
She will attend the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees to be organised by US President Barak Obama. She is expected to attend a reception to be hosted by Obama.
The prime minister will deliver the statement at the General Debate of the 71st Session of the UN General at the General Assembly Hall in the afternoon the same day.
A luncheon reception to be hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the UN headquarters will be attended by Bangladeshi premier.
She will attend a reception to be organized by the Bangladesh community at Hotel Grand Hyatt, New York on Sept 21 and address a press briefing at Permanent Mission of Bangladesh in New York on Sept 22.
Hasina will hold bilateral meetings with a number of heads of state and government including State Counsellor and Foreign Minister of Myanmar Aung Saan Suu Kyi, Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann as well as Commonwealth Secretary General and the Executive Chairman of World Economic Forum and the World Bank president, according to state-run Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha news agency.