Sheikh Hasina attends outreach session of G7 Summit
09 Jun 2018, 22:48
Quebec: Canada: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday joined the outreach session of the G7 Summit 2018 for the third time.
When Sheikh Hasina reached the venue at Manoir Richelieu Hotel in La Malbaie here, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed her.
She attended the special outreach session as Trudeau invited 12 world leaders, including Sheikh Hasina, to take part in it.
Hasina for the third time joined such outreach programme of the G7, the group of seven countries with advanced economies—Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States --- in the world. She earlier took part in the outreach meeting of the G7 Summits held in Italy in 2001 and in Japan in 2016.
This year, the special outreach session is focusing on healthy oceans and resilient coastal communities.
Bangladesh is highlighting issues related to climate change, sustainable use of ocean resources, blue economy and its initiative on women empowerment at the G7 Forum. Heads of international organisations also joined the special outreach session.
Sheikh Hasina arrived here on Friday (local time) on a four-day official visit to Canada. During her visit, she will have a bilateral meeting with her Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau in Quebecon Sunday morning and join a views-exchange meeting with Bangladesh expatriates in Toronto on Sunday evening.
Besides, Hasina will hold a meeting with Canada’s special envoy on Rohingya crisis Bob Rae in Toronto on June 11.
Trade, investment, cooperation in achieving SDGs, political consultations, cooperation in blue economy and Rohingya issue are expected to be discussed at the bilateral meeting with the Canadian Prime Minister.