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Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves for Berlin Saturday morning to attend the World Health Summit-2011.
The Prime Minister will deliver a keynote speech at the Summit on October 23 (Sunday).
She will lead a high-powered delegation that will include the Health and Family Welfare Minister, Foreign Minister, Ambassador at Large at the Prime Minister’s Office, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Health and Family Welfare Secretary, and five distinguished personalities.
The Prime Minister will also be accompanied by a business delegation from the apex trade body, Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI).
During the visit, Hasina will have official talks with German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel on October 25 (Tuesday), followed by a luncheon and a joint press briefing.
The Prime Minister will be given the federal military honor.
A Foreign Ministry release said this will be a bilateral visit. Entire gamut of bilateral relations will be reviewed during the summit meeting.
The Prime Minister will attend a reception to be hosted by students of Bangla Pathsala at Bangladesh House in Berlin today.
On October 23 (Sunday), she will attend another reception to be hosted by Non-resident Bangladeshis (NRBs) in Germany at Hotel Adlon Kempiniski in Berlin.
After attending the World Health Summit, Hasina will join the presidential reception.
On October 24 (Monday), she will attend a seminar titled `Emerging Market-Bangladesh’ at Hotel Adlon in Berlin, to be organized by German Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and participated by leading German business leaders and potential investors.
Later, the Prime Minister will call on the President of German parliament (Bundestag).
Hasina is likely to attend a dinner to be hosted by the German-South Asian Parliamentary Group at Regent Hotel in Berlin.
German Environment Minister Rottgen, Economic Cooperation and Development Minister Dirk Niebel and Foreign Minister Dr Guido Westerwelle will meet the Prime Minister on October 25.
Hasina is expected to return home on October 26.
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