Hasina accorded a red carpet reception in Thimpu.

(Nov. 06) Bangladeshi prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed was granted a red carpet reception  at Thimpu, the capital city of Bhutan. Hasina reached  Paro International Air port today at 1:15PM(BST) by the Druk Air, the national flag carrier of Bhutan for four days official visit to this tiny Himalayan nation. She was received at the air port by the Bhutanese premier Lynpo Jigme Y. Thinley and his  spouse and was  later driven to the capital city.

She  is leading a 28 members high level delegation team comprising the ministers, officials, journalists and diplomats. Prime Minister Sheikh who is in her first official visit to any SAARC nation after her assumption of the office of the Prime minister last December is going to sign trade agreement between the two nations. Besides, she is also expected to discuss on how Bangladesh would be benefited from the hydro power of Bhutan.

On the  first day, she will be received in audience with His Majesty the king of Bhutan at the Tashichhodzong and later will be attending a banquet to be hosted by the prime minister of Bhutan.

A relief package for the victims of the recent earth quake in Bhutan will be handed over to the Bhutanese PM by the Bangladeshi Prime minister today in the evening.

She will also be attending separate meetings with the Prime Minister,Jigme Y.Thinley, Speaker of the National Assembly, Lynpo Jigme Tshultin, Minister for the economic Affair, Lynpo Khandu Wanchuck  during her stay in Bhutan.

Bangladesh and Bhutan enjoy a good trade relationship following  the establishment of their diplomatic ties some 36 years ago in 1973AD. Her visit is expected to further strengthen the friendship and coperation between these two south Asian nations.

Hasina’s delegation will return home on Monday, Nov. 9.

(Photo/the daily star)


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