DHAKA, May 5: US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in Dhaka this afternoon on a two-day official
visit to discuss trade, security, climate change and political issues with Bangladesh.
She landed around 4:50 pm at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport where foreign minister Dr Dipu Moni received her.
US Ambassador to Bangladesh Dan W Mozena and Bangladesh Ambassador to Washington Akramul Quader were also present.
On a special flight, Hillary flew to Dhaka from Beijing in her tri-nation visit to Asia that would end in New Delhi. She
will spend almost 24 hours in Bangladesh.
Clinton will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Leader of the Opposition Begum Khaleda Zia later on Saturday, and will also meet Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus, Brac chairman Fazle Hasan Abed and members of the civil society.
Dipu Moni and Hillay Clinton will have formal talks in the afternoon, address a joint press briefing and later sign a
declaration on Bangladesh- US Partnership Cooperation.
Bangladesh hopes the visit will take Dhaka's political, economic and security cooperation with Washington to a new height and clear the clouds that recently shrouded the ties over Nobel Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus.
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