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FM to visit UAE from Feb 10-13 to attend series of events

_: Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen is scheduled to leave here for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday night to attend a series of programmes apart from a bilateral meeting with his UAE counterpart.

The Foreign Minister will visit Bangladesh Pavilion on February 12 and UAE Pavilion on February 10 at the Expo 2020 in Dubai.

The Expo 2020 is currently hosted by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

The bilateral meeting with the UAE Foreign Minister will be held on Saturday, said an official referring to Dr Momen’s tentative programme schedule.

He will also attend the UK National Day reception to be held at the UK Pavilion in the Expo 2020 on Thursday. The Foreign Minister will attend the Commonwealth reception at the UK Pavilion the same day.

Dr Momen will deliver a speech on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s vision for “World Peace and Security: Its Enduring Relevance Today” at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research in Abu Dhabi on Friday morning.

He will have a meeting with Francesco La Camera, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi on Friday afternoon.

On Saturday morning, the Foreign Minister will attend a seminar titled “Explore Mujib’s Bangladesh: A Hidden Gem of Tourism in South Asia” to be held at Bangladesh Pavilion which is showcasing cultural history and socio-economic development.

Dr Momen is scheduled to return home on Sunday night wrapping up his four-day visit.

Source: United news of Bangladesh