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Palestinian President to arrive Dhaka today.
Staff Correspondent: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka today (Wednesday) on a three-day official visit to Bangladesh.
A special flight carrying Abbas and his entourage is expected to land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 5pm, according to sources of Foreign Affairs Ministry. The visit is taking place at the invitation of President Abdul Hamid who will receive Abbas on his arrival at the VVIP terminal of the airport. The government will show the highest level of respect to the Palestinian President.
Palestinian Foreign Minister Dr Reyad Al Malki, Chief Justice of Palestine and the Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud al-Habbas, Palestinian Authority Spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh, Majdi al-Khalidi and senior military and civil officials will accompany the Palestinian President during the visit.
Abbas who had made a stopover in Dhaka in February, 2016, will meet his Bangladesh counterpart Abdul Hamid at 7pm on Thursday at Bangabhaban. The meeting will be followed by a cultural programme and dinner in honour of the Palestinian President. Abbas will have bilateral talks with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during the visit. Both sides will discuss bilateral, regional and international issues at the meetings.
Bangladesh supports Palestinian people for their struggle for an independent homeland, especially the capital — the holy city of Jerusalem — and it remains always vocal at the UN, OIC, NAM over Palestinian issues.