Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reached Munich on a three-day official visit to Germany to attend the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MSC).
The conference on international security policy will start Friday in Munich.
The flight carrying the PM reached Munich International Airport at 6.05 am local time.
On her arrival at Munich International Airport, Bangladesh Ambassador in Germany Imtiaz Ahmed received the Prime Minister.
Earlier, An Etihad Airways flight (EY 253) carrying the premier and her entourage members took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10.05 pm.
Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon, PM’s Advisers HT Imam and Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, Jatiya Sangsad Chief Whip ASM Firoz, cabinet secretary, chiefs of three services and high civil and military officials were present at the airport to see the premier off.
Then the Bangladeshi premier will be taken to Munich Marriott Hotel at Berliner Strasse, where she will be staying during the visit.
In the afternoon, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will attend the opening ceremony of the Munich Security Conference.
In the evening, she will join a reception to be hosted by Mayor of Munich in honor of the guests of the conference.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will hold bilateral meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on February 18 and will also take part in a panel discussion on ‘Climate Security: Good COP, Bad COPs’.
In the evening, she will leave Munich for Dhaka and will reach Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 8.00 pm via UAE after over a six-hour transit in Abu Dhabi.
Twenty heads of states and government will join the Munich Conference which is being considered as the ‘Best Think Tank Conference’ in the present discourses on world security, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali told a media briefing at his office on Wednesday.
Munich Security Conference started its journey in 1963. Over the past five decades, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) has become the major global forum for the discussion of security policy. Each February, it brings together senior decision-makers from around the world, including heads-of-state, ministers, leading personalities of international and non-governmental organizations, as well as high ranking representatives of industry, media, academia, and civil society, to engage in an intensive debate on current and future security challenges.