Dr Shirin leaves for Vienna to join Speakers’ Conference
She will also join the13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament (13SWSP) and the First Global Parliamentary Meeting on Counter-Terrorism.
The Speaker is accompanied by three Awami League MPs–Badruddoza Md Farhad Hossain (Brahmanbaria-1), Rumana Ali (Women Seat-14) and Gloria Jharna Sarker (Women Seat-30).
Secretary of Parliament Secretariat KM Abdus Salam and high officials saw the Speaker off at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Sunday morning, said a handout.
The 5th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament, the world’s largest gathering of the highest level of parliamentary representation, is being jointly organised by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the Austrian Parliament on September 7 and 8.
This conference will be preceded by the 13SWSP on September 9 and be followed by the Parliamentary Meeting on Counter-Terrorism on September 9.
Over 110 Parliament Speakers from around the world are expected to arrive in Vienna for the first in-person large-scale inter-parliamentary meeting since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.