Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left the country for Rome on Tuesday morning on a four-day official visit to Italy at the invitation of her Italian counterpart Giuseppe Conte.
During the visit, three agreements on cultural exchange, political consultations and cooperation in the diplomatic field are expected to be inked while the prime minister will hold a bilateral meeting with Giuseppe Conte on February 5.
A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the premier and her entourage members took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) for Italian capital of Rome at 9:45 in the morning.
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque, Chief Whip Noor-E-Alam Chowdhury Liton, State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md. Mahbub Ali were present at the airport to see the premier off.
Besides, the cabinet secretary, the chiefs of the three services, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), the dean of the diplomatic corps and high civil and military officials were present.
The flight is scheduled to land at Fiumicino Airport, Rome at 4:15 pm local time where Minister Plenipotentiary of Italian Foreign Ministry Cristiano Cottafavi and Bangladesh Ambassador to Italy Abdus Sobhan Sikder will receive the premier.