PM cancels Malta, France tours | The Daily Star
10:37 AM, November 19, 2015 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:36 AM, November 19, 2015

PM cancels Malta, France tours

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has cancelled her Malta and France tours considering the overall situation both at home and in Europe.

The PM was scheduled to attend the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in Malta from November 27 to 29.

But she has cancelled the trip, said sources at the Prime Minister’s Office and foreign ministry. 

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali is likely to lead Bangladesh in the meeting on behalf of the premier, the sources said.

Meanwhile, a diplomatic source said the prime minister cancelled her France tour where she was scheduled to attend the climate conference from November 30 to December 1.

COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, will for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, envisage to achieve a legally-binding and universal agreement on climate, aiming to keep global warming below 2°C.

Earlier, the prime minister cancelled her Paris tour where she was scheduled to attend 'Leaders' Forum' hosted by Unesco on November 16-17.

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