PM flies to Cambodia Sunday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

PV Desk : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to leave Dhaka for Phnom Penh on Sunday morning on a three-day official visit to Cambodia.

The premier will pay the visit at the invitation of her Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen as Dhaka hopes it (visit) would help strengthen bilateral cooperation in the important sectors between the two Asian nations.

A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and her entourage members will take off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Sunday morning for the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.

The flight is scheduled to reach Phnom Penh International Airport at 12:30 pm (Cambodia time) same day.

The minister-in-waiting appointed by Cambodian premier Hun Sen, and Bangladesh Ambassador to Thailand and concurrently accredited to Cambodia Saida Muna Tasneem will receive the prime minister at the airport.

After the reception at the airport, a ceremonial motorcade will escort Sheikh Hasina to Hotel Sofitel, where she will be staying during her visit to Cambodia.

In the afternoon, the Bangladesh premier will place wreaths at the Independence Monument at Phnom Penh.

She will also lay wreaths at the Royal Memorial Statue of Late King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk.