Dr Shirin leaves for Vienna to join Speakers’ Conference



Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Sunday left Dhaka for Vienna, the capital of Austria, to attend the 5th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament.

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.

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