Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left here for Riyadh on Tuesday on a four-day bilateral visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.
During her visit, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia will sign two documents on defence and ICT cooperation.These are MoU on Defence Cooperation between Bangladesh and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and MoU on Cooperation in ICT Sector.
Besides, a number of MoUs — both in public and private sectors — are also likely to be signed during the visit.A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage departed from Hazrat Shajalal International Airport at 3:45 pm.
The flight is scheduled to reach King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh at 7:00 pm (local time) on the same day.Governor of Riyadh Prince Faisal bin Bandar and Ambassador of Bangladesh to Saudi Arabia Golam Moshi will receive the Prime Minister at the airport.
During her stay in Riyadh, the Prime Minister will have a meeting King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz al Saud at his royal palace on Wednesday afternoon.
She will have a meeting with the leaders of Council of Saudi Chamber (CSC) and Riyadh Chamber of Commerce at her place of residence on Wednesday morning.She will also inaugurate Bangladesh Chancery building at the Diplomatic Quarters, Riyadh.
The Prime Minister will depart Riyadh for Madinah by air on Wednesday at 7:30 pm (local time) and reach Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz Airport at 9 pm (local time).She will offer ziarat at the Rowza Mobarak of Holy Prophet (PBUH) at Masjid Al-Nabawi on Wednesday night.
On Thursday, the Prime Minister will leave Madinah for Jeddah by air and reach King Abdul Aziz International Airport, Jeddah at 11:15 am (local time).She will lay the foundation stone of Chancery building of Bangladesh Consulate General in Jeddah at noon.
The Prime Minister will perform Umrah after Esha prayers on Thursday. She will also offer prayers at Masjid Al Haram in Mekkah.
On Friday, Sheikh Hasina will depart King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah for home in the early hours and reach Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 11:45am (local time).