Bangladesh-World Bank 50yr partnership: PM reaches WB HQ
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached the World Bank (WB) headquarters in Washington DC this morning to attend a programme at the invitation of WB President David Malpass marking the 50-year partnership between Bangladesh and the global lender.
She will address the plenary session on "Reflection on 50 years of World Bank-Bangladesh Partnership" at the Preston Auditorium of the WB.
PM's Information and Communication Technology Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, Planning Minister MA Mannan, and PM's Private Industry and Investment Adviser Salman Fazlur Rahman, among others, will be present
World Bank President David Malpass and its former chief economist Kausik Basu, will speak at the programme while the global lenders VP Marting will provide the closing remarks.
The premier will later attend a high-level business luncheon after the plenary session with the WB president, MDs and VPs at East Dining Room of the World Bank.
Prior to the programme, she is scheduled to address a meeting with the WB Board members at Shihata Conference Room at WB headquarters.
On her arrival at the WB headquarters in Washington DC, the Bangladesh prime minister to be received by Country Director of World Bank to Bangladesh Abdoulaye Seck and its SAR VP Martin Raiser with a flower bouquet.
At the outset of the programme, the prime minister with the WB president will jointly open a photo exhibition and will walk-through of some key elements of the exhibition.
The premier will later witness a dance performance.
A video presentation on "Bangladesh-World Bank 50 Years of Partnership" will also be screened at the function.
Sheikh Hasina earlier on April 28 reached Washington DC to attend the WB programme.
After her six-day visit to Washington DC, she will leave the USA for London on May 4 to attend the coronation of Charles III and his wife Camilla as the King and the Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.