Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia): A red carpet welcome was given to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Kualalampur on her arrival here for a three-day official visit to Malaysia at the invitation of her Malaysian counterpart, aiming to further deepen bilateral ties.
Malaysian Deputy Minister on Human Resources Haji Ismail Haji Abdul Muttalib and Bangladesh High Commissioner to Malaysia AKM Atiqur Rahman received Sheikh Hasina on her arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 3:55 pm (local time).
She was given a static guard of honor by the Malaysian Armed Forces at the airport.
Later, the Prime Minister was taken in a ceremonial motorcade to Hotel Grand Hyatt at Kuala Lumpur where she will be staying during the visit.
A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her 30-member entourage left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 10:15 am.
During the visit, four deals and MoUs -- Protocol Amending the MoU of 2012 between Malaysia and Bangladesh on the Employment of Workers, MoU between Bangladesh and Malaysia on Cooperation in the Field of Tourism, Agreement between Bangladesh and Malaysia on the Partial Abolition of Visa Requirements and MoU between Bangladesh and Malaysia on Cultural, Arts and Heritage Cooperation -- are expected to be signed.
The PM’s delegation members include Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Engineer Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon, Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor, State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan and high government officials.
In the evening, Bangladesh community members will meet Sheikh Hasina at the bilateral meeting room of her place of residence.
On Wednesday at 10:30 am, the PM will attend a dialogue on investment and trade opportunities in Bangladesh at Grand Hyatt Hotel and deliver a speech and exchange views with the participants.
Hasina will later go to Malaysian Prime Minister’s Office at Perdana Square in Putrajaya at 3 pm where she will be greeted by her Malaysian counterpart Mohd NajibTun Abdul Razak.
She will attend the Official Welcoming Ceremony and be given guard of honor there. Hasina will then have a restricted meeting for some time with her Malaysian counterpart.
Later, she will have an official bilateral meeting with the Malaysian Prime Minister at Perdana Meeting Room which will be followed by a signing ceremony in presence of both the leaders.
During the meeting, the two countries will discuss ways to strengthen ties in the areas of trade, tourism, culture, human resource development, higher education apart from touching upon regional and international issues of interest.
The four deals and MoUs will be signed after the bilateral meeting.
In the evening, Sheikh Hasina will go to Seri Perdana -- the official residence of the Malaysian Prime Minister -- at Putrajaya to join a dinner to be hosted in honour of her by her Malaysian counterpart.
Wrapping up her tour, the Prime Minister will leave Kuala Lumpur for home on Thursday at 12:00 noon (local time) and is expected to reach Hajrat Shahjalal International Airport around 2 pm (BST).
Red carpet welcome to Hasina in KL