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PM flies to Nepal Tue for Saarc Summit

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Staff Reporter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves for Nepal on Tuesday afternoon to attend the 18th Saarc Summit scheduled to be held on November 26-27 in Kathmandu. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines will leave Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage around 3 pm and is expected to reach Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu at 4:15 pm (Nepal time). She will be given guard of honor on her arrival at the Tribhuvan Airport from there she will be taken to her place of residence Crown Plaza Kathmandu - Soaltee. On Wednesday, the Prime Minister will attend the inaugural session of the Saarc Summit at City Hall (Rashtriya Sabha Griha), Bhrikuti Mandap, Kathmandu. She will be received by Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil koirala and Foreign Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey. In the afternoon, the Prime Minister will have a meeting with her Nepalese counterpart at her place of residence. She is likely to have meetings with Afghan President Dr Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Maldives President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom. In the evening, she will attend a banquet to be hosted by Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala in honor of heads of states and government and their spouses. It will be preceded by a cultural program. On November 27, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will go to Dwarika’s Resort, Dhulikhel, Kavre by a helicopter to attend the Summit retreat. In the afternoon, she will return to Kathmandu to attend the closing session of the 18th SAARC Summit at the City Hall (Rashtriya Sabha Griha). Later, she will go to the President House, Sheetal Niwas (Rastrapati Bhawan), for attending a joint call on with the Nepalese President along with other Heads of state and government. On Friday morning, the Prime Minister will leave Kathmandu for Dhaka by a VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines at 10:30 am (local time). The Nepalese Prime Minister will see her off at her place of residence. The Prime Minister is expected to reach Dhaka around 12:05 pm.