jamuna national news: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived Munich on Friday morning on a four-day official visit to attend Munich Security Conference (MSC) and hold bilateral talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
On her arrival in Munich via Abu Dhabi by an Etihad Airways flight around 6.00 am (local time), Bangladesh Ambassador to Germany Imtiaz Ahmed received the Prime Minister at the airport.
From the airport, Sheikh Hasina went to Munich Marriott Hotel in a ceremonial motorcade where she will be staying during her tour.
Earlier, the Prime Minister and her entourage departed Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka at 10:05 am (local time) by a flight of Etihad Airway. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali is accompanying the Prime Minister.
Later in the day, Sheikh Hasina will attend the opening session of the MSC. In the evening, Hasina will attend a reception to be hosted by the Lord Mayor of Munich.
On Saturday, the Prime Minister will hold a bilateral meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
According to sources at the Foreign Ministry here, the meeting will cover various issues of bilateral relations, including trade, investment and climate change.
After holding the meeting, she will attend the panel discussion of 'Climate Security: Good COP, Bad Cops'.
On the same evening, the Prime Minister will leave Munich for Dhaka via Abu Dhabi. She will arrive in Dhaka on the evening of February 19.
Over the past five decades, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) has become the major global forum for the discussion of security policy.
Every year in February, it brings together over 450 senior decision-makers from around the world, including heads of state, ministers, leading personalities of international and non-governmental organisations as well as high-ranking representatives of industries, media, academia, and civil society, to engage in intensive debates on current and future security challenges.