DHAKA, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left here Sunday morning for Singapore on a four-day official visit to the Southeast Asian country at the invitation of her Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong.

A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and members of her entourage took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 8:30 am.

The flight is scheduled to reach Changi Airport in Singapore at 14.45 pm local time.

From the airport the prime minister in a ceremonial motorcade will be taken to Shangri-La Hotel where she will be staying during the visit.

On Monday, Hasina will be given a welcome reception by the Singapore government. After the welcome reception, Hasina will pay a courtesy call on Singapore President Halimah Yacob at Istana.

Official talks between Hasina and Lee Hsien Loong will take place on Monday morning. During the visit, Hasina will attend a lunch to be hosted by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in her honour on Monday.

Following the talks, Bangladesh and Singapore are set to sign six memorandums of understanding (MoUs) for further enhancing cooperation in different sectors.

A MoU will be signed between the International Enterprise Singapore and Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) on investment collaboration.

Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) and Singapore Manufacturing Federation will sign a MoU while Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) and Singapore Manufacturing Federation will sign another MoU to strengthen business relations.

Other MoUs will be signed on public private partnership, expansion of air service agreement, digital leadership, innovation and digital government transformation.

On Tuesday morning, Hasina will attend a ceremony where an orchid in Singapore Botanical Garden, also world heritage site, will name after Hasina.

Later, she will join Singapore-Bangladesh Business Forum and Business Roundtable at Shangri-La Hotel as chief guest.

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid and senior government officials will accompany her during the tour.

A high-level business delegation will also accompany the PM who will return home on March 14.

Source: NAM News Network