Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reached New York to attend the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
The premier and her entourage flew by a regular flight of British Airways to land at the JKF International Airport, New York at 8:42am (Bangladesh time) on Monday.
Bangladesh Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Muhammad Abdul Muhith and Bangladesh Ambassador to the US Muhammad Imran greeted the prime minister at the airport.
During her stay in New York from Sunday to Friday, the premier will attend the first day of the high-level General Debate of the 78th UNGA session at the General Assembly Hall of the UN Headquarters on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Hasina is scheduled to join a dinner hosted by US President Joe Biden on Tuesday as well.
On the sidelines of the UNGA session, she will also attend a number of high-level side events including Rohingya issue and climate change, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), universal health, and finance alongside taking part in several bilateral and courtesy meetings.
The prime minister is expected to deliver a keynote speech at a high-level conference titled “Thought for Food -Collaborating for Food Supply Chain Innovation to Accelerate the SDGs” organized by the UNIDO and Deloitte at Rockefeller Centre, New York on September 18.
She will also address another conference titled “SDG Summit -Leaders’ Dialogue 4 (strengthening integrated policies and public institutions for achieving the SDGs) at the Trusteeship Council Chamber on the same day.
Source : Dhaka