Abrar Hussain: At the invitation of Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, Thailand’s Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka today on a four-day royal visit, reported The Daily Star.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam will receive and welcome the Thai princess at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on her arrival in the afternoon.
During her four-day visit to Bangladesh, the princess is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali as well as exchange views with Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury and Culture Minister Asaduzzaman Noor MP and other dignitaries.
The princess will lead an 11-member, high profile Thai government delegation to visit philanthropy projects she set up in Bangladesh in 2011 under her father, the late King Bhumibols’s Royal Chai Pattana Foundation, including public health and sanitation projects for school children, sustainable agriculture projects for farmers in Bangladesh and the Sufficiency Economy Learning Centre at the Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation – all under the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy pioneered by her late father.
During the visit, the Thai princess is also scheduled to inaugurate a new environmental conservation project in collaboration with the Environment and Forest Ministry of Bangladesh, titled “Bangladesh-Thailand Vetiver Grass Development Project to prevent hill erosion in Chittagong” on May 30 at the Tiger Pass in Chittagong City.
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