• Tuesday, September 02, 2014

PM flies to Beijing from Kunming

UNB, Beijing
Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of China Liu Zhenmin welcomes Bangladesh prime minister Shiekh Hasina at Beijing International Airpower. Photo: PID
Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of China Liu Zhenmin welcomes Bangladesh Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina at Beijing International Airpower. Photo: PID

A red carpet was rolled out to welcome Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as she arrived in Beijing from Kunming this afternoon.

A special flight carrying the premier and her entourage landed at Beijing International Airport around 2:00pm (local time).

On her arrival in the Chinese capital, Hasina was received by Vice

Minister for Foreign Affairs of China Liu Zhenmin and Bangladesh Ambassador to China Muhammad Azizul Haque.

Hasina was presented a bouquet and then introduced with those in the presentation line. The prime minister then walked through the static guard before going to Diaoyutai State Guest House in a ceremonial motorcade where she will be staying during her tour.

Earlier, the prime minister departed Changshui International Airport, Kunming for Beijing around 10:30pm (local time).

The premier later placed a wreath at the monument of the People’s Heroes at Tiananmen Square.

The following day, Hasina will deliver her keynote speech at China Institute of International Studies. In the afternoon, she will hold official talks with Chinese premier Li Keqiang during which both the countries are expected to complete negotiations on the construction of a deep seaport at Sonadia in Cox’s Bazar.

The talks will be followed by a signing ceremony. In the evening, she will attend a banquet to be hosted by her Chinese counterpart. On Tuesday, the prime minister will deliver another keynote speech at the Bangladesh China Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum.

She will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Yu Zhengsheng.

She will leave Beijing on the morning of June 11 for home and reach Dhaka in the afternoon.

Earlier on Friday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in Kunming.

During her stay there, Hasina attended the inaugural ceremony of China-South Asia Expo at Kunming International Convention and Exhibition Center and delivered her speech.

Later, Hasina had a meeting with vice premier of China Wang Yang and attended banquet hosted by Yunnan province governor Li Jiheng.

On Saturday, the prime minister delivered her keynote speech at the China-South Asia Business Forum.

Published: 7:29 pm Sunday, June 08, 2014

Last modified: 9:36 pm Sunday, June 08, 2014

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