Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to arrive Dhaka Feb 1

DHAKA, Jan 30, 2017 (BSS) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will arrive here on a three-day official visit to Bangladesh on February 1, said a foreign ministry press release here today.

"At the invitation of President Md. Abdul Hamid, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is coming to Dhaka on a three-day visit by a special flight on February 1," it said.

Abbas will make a courtesy call on President Md. Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and some senior political leaders during the visit.

The visiting Palestinian delegation include Foreign Minister Dr Riad Al Maliki, Chief Justice Mahmud Al-Habbash, President's Spokesman Aburudainah, Advisor for Diplomatic Affairs and International Relations Dr. Majdi Al-Khalidi and some other civil and military officials.

Palestinian President would exchange views on different bilateral, regional and international issues. It is expected that a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be signed between two countries on the formation of ministerial-level joint-commission, the release said.

"The Palestinian President will pay tribute to the martyrs of the 1971 Liberation War by placing wreath at Savar Mausoleum," the release said adding, "He will also place wreath at the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in front of the Bangabandhu Museum of Dhanmondi."

Later, Mahmood will also attend a dinner to be hosted by President Hamid at Bangabhaban on the day.

Palestinian President will conclude his three-day visit to Bangladesh on February 3.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)