Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves Dhaka for Madrid, Spain on Sunday morning to attend the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to be held from December 2-13 under the UN framework convention on climate change.
A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines will take off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage at 10am on Sunday.
It will land at Madrid Torrejon Airport at 5:40pm (Spanish time) where she will be received by Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the World Tourism Organization Hassan Mahmood Khandker.
On Monday morning, the Prime Minister will attend the inaugural ceremony of COP25 followed by a working session at Feria de Madrid (IFEMA).
She will have a meeting with Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte there.
After attending the official luncheon, Sheikh Hasina will again participate in the working session of the COP25.
In the afternoon, the Prime Minister will have another meeting with Spanish President Pedro Sánchez.
Later in the evening, she will attend the reception to be hosted by the King and Queen of Spain at the Royal Palace.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen at a press conference on Wednesday said that Bangladesh will highlight the “future strategies” to make its position as a resilient economy in the global map by overcoming the challenges appeared before the country due to climate change at the forthcoming Madrid climate conference.
He said at the meeting with Spanish President Pedro Sanchez both will discuss issues of mutual interest, including development cooperation, trade and investment and mutual cooperation on various global issues while core bilateral issues like Delta Plan 2100 will come up during the meeting with Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte.
On December 2, Momen said, the Prime Minister will deliver her speech at Heads of State and Government Summit highlighting climate change and Bangladesh’s position.
The Prime Minister will call upon the global leaders to consider the financial compensation through further strengthening the Warsaw International Mechanism mandate.
She will also lay emphasis on ‘losses and damages’ caused by climate change apart from highlighting initiatives taken by Bangladesh government.
On Monday morning (at 9am, Spanish time), Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave Madrid by a Biman special flight. Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the World Tourism Organization Hassan Mahmood Khandker will saw her off at the airport.
The flight is schedule to land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) on Wednesday at 12:40am (Bangladesh time).