jamuna national news: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leading Bangladesh in the conference. Over the past five decades, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) has become the major global forum for the discussion of security policy.
About 500 of senior officials from all over the world, including state leaders and ministers, alongside NGOs, industry and media representatives and various experts are taking part in the 53rd Munich Security Conference to debate transatlantic relations following the election of US President Donald Trump, the future of NATO, European cooperation in the areas of security and defense, the situation of security in the Asia-Pacific region, information warfare, relations with Russia, and the war in Syria.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina along with other world leaders, including Presidents of Poland and Afghanistan, Prime Minister of Norway as well as Foreign Ministers of Russia, China, the UK, Saudi Arabia and Iran attended the opening session.
German Federal Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen and US Secretary of Defence James N Mattis delivered their opening statements.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh Prime Minister along with participating leaders is scheduled to attend a reception to be hosted by the Mayor of Munich on Friday evening.
She will also attend the panel discussion on "Climate Security Good COP, Bad cops" session on Saturday and will deliver her speech highlighting security issues like climate change, water, food and migration.
On that day, Sheikh Hasina will hold bilateral meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
On Saturday morning, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US Vice-president Mike Pence and UN Secretary-General António Guterres will address the Munich audience.