Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves Dhaka for New York via Abu Dhabi tomorrow (Friday) for an eight-day official visit to the USA to attend the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
She will deliver the country statement at the 74th Annual General Debate of the UNGA on September 27.
During the visit, the prime minister will hold bilateral meetings with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on September 24 and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on September 28.
A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the premier and her entourage members will take off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for Abu Dhabi tomorrow afternoon. The flight will land at Abu Dhabi International Airport in the UAE at 6:30pm (local time).
After one day stopover in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Hasina will fly to New York by an Etihad Airways flight at 10:30 am (local time) on September 22.
The premier will arrive at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York at 4:25pm (local time) the same day where Bangladesh Ambassador to USA Mohammad Ziauddin and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN Masud Bin Momen will welcome her.
On September 23, Sheikh Hasina along with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will co-chair the Multi-stakeholder Panel to be held in parallel to the High-level meeting on Universal Health Coverage at ECOSOC.
Besides, the prime minister is expected to present the national statement at the plenary session of the high-level meeting on universal health coverage at Trusteeship Council. She will also deliver a statement at the climate action summit in the UN General Assembly Hall and attend an event on "Recognising political leadership for immunization in Bangladesh".
On September 24, the prime minister will hold bilateral meeting with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at the Kennedy Room, Lotte New York Palace Hotel.
She will also have meeting with Queen Maxima, the UN Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, at the UN Headquarters (UNHQ) Booth.
She will attend a side event to be hosted by Global Commission on Adaptation at Conference Room 7, UNHQ and the State Luncheon to be hosted by the UN Secretary General at North Delegate's Lounge.
She will also join the High-level Side-Event on the Situation of Rohingya Minority in Myanmar to be organised by the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh and the OIC Secretariat at Conference Room 11, UNHQ.
Sheikh Hasina will attend an event on "Leadership Matters- Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi in the Contemporary World" at ECOSOC Chamber, UNHQ and a reception to be hosted by US President Donald J. Trump at Lotte New York Palace Hotel.
On September 25, the premier will co-moderate Leader's dialogue 4 on "Localizing the SDGs" at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (SDG summit) at the Trusteeship Council.
She will participate in an event 'A conversation with Hon'ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina: Interactive Dialogue' at Council on Foreign Relations.
On the same day, she is likely to hold a meeting with former Australian Prime Minister and Chair, Sanitation and Water for All, Kevin Rudd at Bilateral Meeting Room, Lotte New York Palace Hotel and also attend the dinner at the Bangladesh House.