PM arrives in Phnom Penh

23

Dhaka, December 03:  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in Phnom Penh on Sunday noon on a three-day official visit to Cambodia at the invitation of her Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen.A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and her entourage members landed at Phnom Penh International Airport at 12.30 local time, reports BSS.

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

After the reception at the airport, Bangladesh Prime Minister, in a ceremonial motorcade, was taken to Hotel Sofitel, where she will be staying during her visit to Cambodia.

In the afternoon, the Bangladesh premier will place wreath at the Independence Monument at Phnom Penh. She will also lay wreath at the Royal Memorial Statue of Late King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk.

The prime minister will hold official talks with her Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen tomorrow. Before the talks, the two premiers will have a tete-a-tete.

Official sources said as many as 11 instruments, two agreements and nine memorandums of understanding (MoUs), will be signed between Bangladesh and Cambodia during the prime minister’s visit.

The naming of two important roads in Dhaka and Phnom Penh after the Father of the Nation of both the countries will be announced.

The prime minister will return home in the afternoon on December 5.