Published: Friday, May 17, 2013

2ND ASIA-PACIFIC WATER SUMMIT

PM flies to Thailand Sunday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave Dhaka for Thailand on Sunday morning on a three-day official visit to attend the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Chiang Mai on May 19-20.

The premier is leading a 35-member delegation that includes Foreign Minister Dipu Moni, Water Resources Minister Ramesh Chandra Sen and Ambassador at-large M Ziauddin.

Thai Deputy Prime Minister Dr Plodprasop Suraswadi will make the introductory remarks and summary of technical workshops/focus area sessions while Thai Premier Yingluck Shinawatra is to make the opening remarks and keynote address on `Disaster and Response : Thailand’s Action and Commitment to Water and Flood Management for the Future’.

President of the 67th Session of the UNGA Vuk Jeremic will make the keynote address.

Hasina will then have a bilateral meeting with her Thai counterpart.

After wrapping up her three-day trip, the prime minister will leave Chiang Mai on Tuesday morning for Dhaka by a special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines.

  • moh karim

    No Hilli Delhi America anymore? PM Hasina is too big for a regional water summit with her background in Teesta water treaty. She is the daughter of Bongobondhu and should be self inviting to world summits to guide the world with her immense successes in Bangladesh in governing and promoting true open democracy.