Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia leaves here on Sunday for Beijing on a five-day visit to China at the invitation of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC).
Khaleda will fly for China on a regular flight of Thai Airways from Shahjalal International Airport in the capital Dhaka at about 1:35pm, party sources said, adding that she will stay overnight at Bangkok on Sunday and will reach Beijing on Monday.
The BNP chairperson, also the leader of the opposition in parliament, will have meetings with key leaders of the Chinese Communist Party and top officials of the Chinese government, aiming to strengthen her party’s relations with the Chinese government and the CPC, they added.
BNP standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, and Lt Gen (retd) Mahbubur Rahman, vice-chairmen Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury and Selima Rahman, chairperson’s adviser Sabihuddin Ahmed, press secretary Maruf Kalam Khan Sohel, private secretary ASM Saleh Ahmed and special assistant Shimul Biswas will accompany Khaleda.
She is scheduled to leave Beijing on October 19 and return home on October 20 after a short stopover in Bangkok.
Khaleda visited China also at the invitation of Chinese Communist Party in December 2010. She earlier visited China as Prime Minister in 2006 and as opposition leader in 1998.
BBN/SSR/AD-13Oct12-9:59 pm (BST)