Update May 24, 2021

Dhaka 10-45 am, 26-July, 2021

UNGA President to meet PM, FM Tuesday

Mirajul Moin Joy

President of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Volkan Bozker arrives here early morning Tuesday on a brief visit to discuss global issues, including the Rohingya one.

UNGA President Bozker is scheduled to arrive at 5am. Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen will receive him at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

He will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Gonobhaban at 10:30pm before his meeting with Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen which will be held at 12:30pm, a senior official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told UNB.

UNGA President Bozker will visit Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar district to meet Rohingyas on Wednesday before heading for Pakistan.

He will observe the “vital work” undertaken by the UN Resident Coordinator and the UNHCR Representative.

“Looking forward to my upcoming official visit to Bangladesh and Pakistan on May 25-27 to discuss the multilateral system and shared challenges,” Bozker tweeted.

The UNGA President will also deliver a speech at the Foreign Services Academy, said the UN office in Dhaka. His speech will address the current international context – with a focus on global crises and emergencies – and reflect on the state of multilateralism and the United Nations system.

He will also meet the United Nations Country Team.

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