Women BD Desk:
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will address a press conference on Tuesday to brief the media about the outcome of her just-concluded official visit to Azerbaijan to attend the 18th NAM Summit.
“The press conference will be held at her official Ganabhaban residence at 4 pm tomorrow (Tuesday),” PM’s Press Secretary confirmed the news.
The prime minister paid the four-day visit to Azerbaijan from October 24-27 to join the 18th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), a forum of 120 developing countries.
The two-day summit of the NAM was held on October 25-26 at Baku Congress Centre in the Azerbaijan capital of Baku.
The Bangladesh premier joined the summit along with other heads of state and government as well as representatives of the member states of the NAM.
On October 25 morning, Sheikh Hasina joined the opening ceremony of the summit at Baku Congress Centre. Afterward, she joined the Working Luncheon for heads of delegation at the Luncheon Hall of the centre.
In the afternoon, she attended the plenary session of the summit and took part in a discussion titled “Upholding the Bandung Principles to ensure concerted and adequate response to the challenges of contemporary world” at Baku Congress Centre.
In the evening, the prime minister attended the official reception hosted by Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev at Heydar Aliyev Center.
On October 26 morning, Sheikh Hasina joined the general debate of the summit at Baku Congress Centre.
Later, the prime minister paid homage to the martyrs of Azerbaijan by placing a wreath at the monument built in memory of the martyrs.
She attended a dinner hosted at Hilton Baku by the Bangladesh Ambassador to Turkey who is concurrently accredited to Azerbaijan.
On the sidelines of the NAM Summit, the prime minister had meetings with a number of NAM leaders including Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohammad, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev, Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Algerian Acting President Abdelkader Bensalah and Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki.
Bangladeshi expatriates met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Hotel Hilton Baku, where she was staying.
During her visit, an agreement on cultural exchange was signed between Bangladesh and Azerbaijan in presence of the Bangladesh Prime Minister and the Azerbaijan President to tune up the cultural ties between the two countries.