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PM Hasina arrives at Madinah to attend Women in Islam conference

Diplomatic Correspondent, dhakadiplomat.com
  05 Nov 2023, 20:04

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday arrived here on a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia to attend the international conference on ‘Women in Islam: Status and Empowerment’ to be held in Jeddah.

A commercial flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, carrying the PM and her entourage landed at Prince Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Madina at 1:10 pm local time (Bangladesh time 4:10 pm).

During the flight, the Prime Minister went around the flight and talked to the general passengers.

People were seen talking to her and taking photos with their Prime Minister.

Sheikh Hasina inquired about their wellbeing and chit-chat with the children.

Bangladesh Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Mohammad Javed Patwary welcomed her at the airport.

Saudi Arabia  in coordination with the general secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is hosting the conference from November 6 to 8.

On Sunday, the prime minister will offer Fateha at the Rawza Mubarak of the Prophet (PBUH) after Asr prayer. Then Sheikh Hasina will leave Madina for Jeddah and then perform Umrah in Makkah.

On Monday, she will join the opening event of the International Conference on Women in Islam and deliver her speech as the guest of honour there.

Besides, the PM will have separate meetings with Iranian vice president for Women and Family Affairs Department Enseieh Khazali, Executive Director of OIC Women Development Organisation Dr Afnan Alshuaiby and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan.

She also will attend the inauguration of the Women in Islam Exhibition to be arranged by Princess Noura University on the same day (November 06).

On Tuesday, the Bangladesh premier will offer prayers in the Masjid al-Haram.

Sheikh Hasina will leave Makkah for home by a commercial flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines from King Abdulaziz International Airport at about 10:45 pm local time (Tuesday). The flight is scheduled to land at Dhaka at 8:00am on Wednesday (November 08).

The international conference on women in Islam is being held aiming to clarify women’s rights and responsibilities in Islam, especially women’s rights to education and work as per the teachings of Islam, with broad participation from scholars of the Muslim Ummah.



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