PM’s Austria tour: Combating terrorism high on agenda

PM’s Austria tour: Combating terrorism high on agenda

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Dhaka – Bangladesh will discuss how effectively the global terrorism can be fought apart from discussing trade, investment and other bilateral issues during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Austria tour. UNB news reported
“The relationship between Bangladesh and Austria is expected to get stronger with the visit,” Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali said while briefing the media about the visit his ministry on Sunday morning.
Various global issues, including cooperation in implementing sustainable development goals (SDGs), migration, refugee crisis, climate change and the situation in the Europe after Brexit will also come up for discussions during the visit, he said.
The two countries are likely to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) during the visit, Minister Ali said. State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam and Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque were present.
The Prime Minister leaves here for Vienna, Austria on Monday to attend a conference of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and hold a bilateral meeting with the Federal Chancellor of Austria Christian Kern.
Hasina will deliver speech at the inaugural session of the conference.
Marking the 60th anniversary of the IAEA’s Technical Cooperation programme, the international conference on the ‘IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme: Sixty Years and Beyond’ will take place in Vienna from May 30 to June 1.
The conference will bring together representatives from member states and other partners to further develop partnership to enhance the delivery of the technical cooperation, said the organisers.
Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez; Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim; Chairman of IAEA Board of Governors Tebogo Joseph Seokolo; Assistant Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) René Castro Salazar and Director General of IAEA Yukiya Amano are scheduled to deliver speeches at the inaugural session.
Sheikh Hasina will have a meeting with the IAEA Director General at his office.
The Prime Minister then will hold official Talks with Austrian Federal Chancellor Christian Kern and attend the joint press statement.
She will also hold meeting with Austrian Federal President Alexander Van Der Bellen at Federal Presidency.

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