President leaves for Geneva tomorrow to attend investment summit


20 October, 2018 12:42 PM

President leaves for Geneva tomorrow to attend investment summit

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President M Abdul Hamid will leave Dhaka tomorrow night to attend the five-day summit of the World Investment Forum 2018 on October 22-26 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, the United Nations Headquarters in Europe.

“The President goes to Switzerland tomorrow night to take part in the Global Leaders’ Investment Summit and the 20th annual session of the Homeland and Global Security .

. . A regular flight of Emirates Airline carrying the President will fly to Geneva of Switzerland,” President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin told BSS today.

The summit convenes heads of state and government, ministers and CEOs of global companies to share their vision for the future, he said quoting a foreign ministry source.

The World Investment Forum biennially gathers more than 4,000 investment stakeholders from 160 countries, the source said.

Organized under the overall theme “Investing in Sustainable Development,” the Forum will address global challenges for international investment in the new era of globalization and industrialization.

The 2018 Forum consists of over 50 events, including the Grand Opening, the Global Leaders Investment Summit, the Global Investment Game Changers Summit, ministerial roundtables, conferences, private sector-led sessions, Ted-style presentations, high-profile stakeholder roundtables, networking events, award ceremonies and an Investment Village, he added.

“The President will return to Dhaka on October 26 wrapping up his five-day trip in Geneva,” the press secretary added.