Hasina and her entourage left Shahjalal International Airport on a Biman Bangladesh Airlines VVIP flight at 4:15 p.m. Monday.

It is his first trip abroad since visiting the Maldives last December amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum invited Hasina to attend the exhibition programs to mark International Women’s Day on March 8.

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen highlighted various aspects of the Prime Minister’s visit during a press conference on Sunday.

No fewer than five MoUs or MoUs are being prepared for signing, Momen said.

On Tuesday, the second day of her visit, Hasina will attend a ceremony at Expo Dubai to celebrate International Women’s Day.

She will participate in a high-level panel discussion on “Redefining the future of women” at the Dubai Exhibition Centre.

Hasina will visit the Bangladesh pavilion at the expo, which highlights national successes there since last year. She will also meet the mother of the nation of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Fatima.

The Prime Minister will hold a meeting with the ruler of Dubai Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum at the Dubai Exhibition Center in the afternoon.

Pointing to the expo as a key platform to showcase Bangladesh on the world stage, the foreign minister said the prime minister had accepted the trip to showcase Bangladesh’s achievements in economy and empowerment of people. women.

Hasina will also highlight the approval of the naval passage by the United Arab Emirates, a subject the foreign minister previously raised during his visit in February.

A Joint Business Forum will be organized to discuss strengthening trade ties between the countries.

In terms of bilateral trade with the UAE, Momen said the volume of imports and exports amounted to around $2 billion. Of this amount, the United Arab Emirates alone exports $1.5 billion.

On Wednesday, the third day of the visit, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will hold a meeting with Hasina.

She will attend a dinner hosted by the Bangladeshi Ambassador to the UAE, Md Abu Zafar, that evening.

On Thursday morning, she will virtually participate in the inaugural session of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Regional Conference in Dhaka from Dubai.

She will attend a joint UAE-Bangladeshi business event in the afternoon.

The following day, Friday evening, she will attend a reception organized by the expatriate Bangladeshis.

She will lay the foundation stone of Bangladesh’s private English school in Ras al Khaimah.

The Prime Minister will return on March 12.