PM accorded red-carpet reception in Mongolia

PM accorded red-carpet reception in Mongolia

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was accorded a red carpet reception as she arrived here on Thursday on a three-day official visit to Mongolia to attend the 11th Asia-Europe Summit (ASEM), UNB news agency has reported.
The two-day summit begins at Shangri-La Hotel in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar Friday.A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and members of her entourage landed at Chinggis Khaan International Airport at Ulaanbaatar at 7.30 pm (local time).
Bangladesh Ambassador to Mongolia Fazlul Karim and Chief of Staff of the President of Mongolia and the Ambassador at Large P. Tsagaan received the Prime Minister.
Later, the Prime Minister was given a static guard of honour by the Mongolian armed forces.
From the airport, the Prime Minister in a ceremonial motorcade was taken to ASEM Villa where she will be staying during the visit.
Earlier, the VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HISA) at 11.30 am.
During the Summit, Hasina and her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe will co-chair a special discussion to be presented by other global leaders.
On Friday, Hasina will attend the inaugural session of the Summit. President of Mongolia Tskhiazin Elbegdorj will receive Sheikh Hasina on her arrival at the summit venue at Shangri-La Hotel.
The Prime Minister will attend the first and second plenary sessions of the Summit and make her speech on ’20 years of ASEM: Partnership for the Future through connectivity’.
The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) is an informal process of dialogue and cooperation bringing together 53 members, including the 28 European Union member states, two other European countries, and the European Union with 21 Asian countries and the Asean Secretariat.
The exclusively Asian-European forum was officially established on 1 March 1996 at the first summit in Bangkok, Thailand. Bangladesh joined the forum in 2012.

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