4:32 pm - Thursday September 25, 1631

UK Parliamentary Under Secy of State for Int’l Dev due Sunday

UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development Lynne Featherstone arrives here on Sunday on a three-day visit.

She will meet speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam during her visit apart from other engagements, said an official here on Wednesday.

Featherstone, appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development on September 5, 2012, is likely to meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. However, the schedule is it to be finanlised, the official said.

UK secThe Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State represents DFID (Department for International Development) in the House of Commons.

The visit is part of follow-up actions following the first-ever Girl Summit held in London on July 22 in which Bangladesh renewed its firm commitment to eliminating child marriage.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina led the Bangladesh delegation at the summit being hosted jointly by British government and Unicef.

Before leaving Dhaka, Featherstone will meet the press on Tuesday afternoon.

-UNB


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