PM reaches Germany

DHAKA: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reached in Germany on Friday morning on a three-day official visit to attend the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MSC).

A special jet of Etihad Airways, carrying the premier and her entourage members, landed at Munich International Airport around 6 am.

On her way to Munich, she had a one-hour stopover at Abu Dhabi International Airport in the UAE.

Bangladesh Ambassador to Germany Imtiaz Ahmed, his wife and high ups of Germany government received the prime minister at the airport.

After receiving the prime minister at the airport, a ceremonial motorcade took her to Munich Marriott Hotel at Berliner Strasse, where she will be staying during the visit.

During the visit, Sheikh Hasina will also hold bilateral talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Earlier on Wednesday, foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali said journalists in Dhaka that 20 heads of states and government will join the Munich Conference.

Munich Security Conference started its journey in 1963. Over the last five decades, the Conference 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 and government, 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.

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