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Dhaka-Moscow deal on defence purchase, nuclear power plant likely

Publication Date : 13-01-2013


Dhaka and Moscow will ink several deals, including in the areas of defence purchase and setting up of a nuclear power plant, during Pakistan's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's four-day official visit to Russia beginning tomorrow.

The two countries will also ink a memorandum of understanding on its second phase loan deal.

The prime minister will fly to Moscow by a special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines at 9:00am tomorrow.

During the visit, Hasina will be accompanied by a high powered delegation, including Foreign Minister Dipu Moni and State Minister for Science and Technology Yeafesh Osman and other senior civil and military officials.

On Tuesday, she will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir V Putin at his Kremlin office which will be followed by signing of deals, likely in the areas of education and culture.

On the day, she will also have meetings with Chairperson of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Valentina I. Matvienko and Minister for Communication and Mass Media of the Russian Federation Nikolay Nikiforov.

On Wednesday, the prime minister will address the faculty members and students of Moscow State University. The theme of the speech will be "Contemporary Bangladesh-perspectives for Collaboration with Russia".

Later, she will have a meeting with General Director for State Atomic Energy Corporation 'ROSATOM' of the Russian Federation Sergey Kirienko.


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