Cambodian PM arrives
Red carpet was rolled out as Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen arrived yesterday morning on a three-day official visit to Dhaka.
He was received by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 9:50am.
Later, Hasina introduced the Cambodian PM with her ministers, the chiefs of the three services, other senior civil and military officials at the VVIP terminal of the airport.
The Cambodian prime minister is leading a 27-member team that includes Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Oku Rabun, Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeurng Sackona, and several other ministers and senior government officials.
The Cambodian delegation was then taken to Sonargaon Hotel.
Later in the afternoon, Hun Sen visited the National Mausoleum in Savar where he placed floral wreath, signed visitors' book and planted a sapling. He also visited Dhaka EPZ.
The Cambodian PM spent some time at Dharmarajik Buddha Maha Bihar at Sabujbagh in the capital. Later, he joined a dinner hosted by the Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI).
Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam will call on Hun Sen separately at Sonargaon Hotel today.
The Cambodian PM will also visit Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi and place wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Bangladesh and Cambodia will hold official talks at the Prime Minister's Office at 3:00pm today. Hasina and Hun Sen will lead their respective countries at the delegation level meeting, which will be followed by signing of four deals.
In the evening, Hasina will host banquet in honour of the visiting dignitary at Sonargaon Hotel. The Cambodian prime minister will depart Dhaka at 7:50am tomorrow.