Pranab Mukherjee due in Dhaka today
14 Jan 2018, 09:43
Dhaka: Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee will arrive in Dhaka on Sunday afternoon on a four-day private visit.
A Jet Airlines flight carrying Mukherjee is scheduled to be landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at around 4:00pm on Sunday, said an official of Indian High Commission.
Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali will receive him at the airport.
During his Bangladesh visit, Pranab will join a literary conference here with holding meetings with President Mohammad Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The former Indian President will attend a special convocation in Chittagong University on Tuesday where he will be conferred honourary D. Lit degree.
He will visit Bangabandhu Memorial museum at Dhanmondi-32 in the city to pay respect to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
He is expected to visit the home of Martyr Surya Sen at Noapara village under Raozan Upazila in Chittagong.
He will join a dinner to be hosted by Finance Minister AMA Muhith during his stay in Dhaka.
He will leave Dhaka on January 18 wrapping up his four-day private visit.
Pranab Mukherjee, who served as the 13th President of India, went on retirement in July this year.