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Bangladesh PM Hasina joins G-7 outreach meeting


Dhaka : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today attended the Outreach Meeting of the G-7 countries, representing world’s seven major advanced economies.
Sheikh Hasina joined the event at the invitation of her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, reports The Daily Star.

Hasina was received her at the banquet hall of Shima Kanko Hotel the Classic at Kashiko Island, venue of the outreach meeting.

Sheikh Hasina took part in two discussion sessions of the meeting which are aimed at exploring ways to sustain the well-being of Asia and the global development agenda known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Top executives of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) also took part in the outreach meeting.

The two-day summit has begun yesterday at Ise-Shima in Nagoya, capital of Japan’s Aichi Prefecture, a modern manufacturing and shipping

She also joined photo session and luncheon programme with other world leaders.

Foreign ministry officials said Japan’s invitation to the outreach meeting was a reflection of Bangladesh’s significant role in various spectrum of socio-economic development among developing countries.

On the sidelines of the outreach meeting, Sheikh Hasina is also set to hold bilateral meetings with UK Prime Minister David Cameron today.

Tomorrow she has meetings with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinjo Abe and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena.(ANI)

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