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PM flies to Morocco Monday to join COP 22

  • Published at 08:19 pm November 12th, 2016
PM flies to Morocco Monday to join COP 22
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to leave Dhaka for Marrakech of Morocco on a three-day official visit on Monday to attend two high-level segment of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22). Foreign Ministry officials said a VVIP flight (BG1019) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the premier and her entourage members will depart Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for Marrakech, a former imperial city in western Morocco, at 10am. The flight is scheduled to land at Menara Airport in Marrakech at 4:30pm local time and on arrival a ceremonial motorcade would escorted her to Hotel La Mamounia where she will be staying during her visit to Morocco. Sheikh Hasina will deliver her statement at the high-level segments of COP 22 on November 15 where she is expected to highlight Bangladesh's position to address the climate challenges and urge global leaders to intensify a campaign to advance the national and collective efforts to address this immense challenge. Along with other heads of state and government, the premier will attend a lunch to be hosted by King of Morocco Mohammed VI the same day. Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to return home on November 16 night after concluding her three-day visit to Morocco. COP 22, which began on November 7 and runs through November 18 in Bab Ighli of Marrakech, Morocco, is the first such meeting since the historic adoption of the Paris Agreement at COP 21 in December last year. Meanwhile, the prime minister will visit Hungary from November 28-30 to attend the Budapest Water Summit 2016. The Hungarian government in cooperation with the World Water Council will organise the three-day event. The aim of the event is to promote in a very concrete manner the implementation of the sustainable development water goal and all related targets on water and sanitation and to achieve progress in the implementation of the water-related aspects of the Paris Climate Agreement. The event is planned to pursue a pragmatic, solution-oriented approach which is open to innovative and cost-efficient technologies and methods that can be turned into bankable projects as soon as possible.
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