November 14, 2016 - 1:47pm
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for Morocco this morning on a three-day official visit to attend two high-level segments of the Conference of the Parties (COP-22).
A VVIP flight (BG-1019) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and her entourage took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for Marrakech, a former imperial city in western Morocco, at 10:15am.
Environment and Forest Minister Anwar Hossain Monju, Water Resources Minister Barrister Anisul Islam Mahmud and Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali are accompanying the primier.
The flight is scheduled to land at Menara Airport in Marrakech at 4:30pm (local time). Bangladesh Ambassador to Morocco Sultana Laila Hossain will receive her there.
On her arrival at the airport, the prime minister in a ceremonial motorcade will be escorted to Hotel La Mamounia where she will be staying during her visit to Morocco.
Sheikh Hasina will deliver her statement at the high-level segments of COP-22 on November 15 where she may highlight Bangladesh's position to address climate challenges and urge global leaders to intensify the national and collective efforts to address this huge challenge.
Along with other heads of state and government, Sheikh Hasina will attend the lunch to be hosted by King of Morocco Mohammed VI the same day. She is scheduled to return home on the night of November 16.
COP-22, which began on November 7 and runs through November 18 in Bab Ighli of Marrakech, Morocco, is the first such meeting since the historic adoption of the Paris Agreement at COP-21 in December last year.