Prime minister Sheikh Hasina left for New York on Monday
night, to attend the 64th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and
Hasina will address climate change issues and join in talks with leaders of
countries contributing UN peacekeeping troops around the world, as part of a
weeklong trip. The Prime Minister is leading a 23-member delegation
to the UN assembly.
Foreign minister Dipu Moni was already in New York ahead of the UN meet.
Other delegation members include cabinet secretary M Abdul Aziz, the prime
minister's press secretary Abul Kalam Azad, former envoy Mohammad Ziauddin, MP
Nasrul Hamid Bipu and columnist Mustafa Nurul Islam.
The prime minister will attend a meeting of 25 heads of state and government on
climate change, convened by UN secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon, on Sept 22, where
she will seek to unite the worse-affected countries and resolve compensation
claims for climate changes.
Hasina and US president Barack Obama are due to attend a
sideline meeting of nine countries contributing major UN peacekeeping forces
around the world to be held on Sept 23.