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Belgian queen to visit Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

Khalid Umar Malik
07 Feb 2023, 15:04 GMT+10

DHAKA, Bangladesh - The queen of Belgium, Mathilde, has arrived in Dhaka for a three-day visit as an advocate for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, accompanied by Information Minister Hasan Mahmud, greeted the queen as she arrived at Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 9:30 a.m. on Monday.

As one of the UN's 17 SDG Advocates, 50 years old the first native-born Belgian queen will visit a Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, a garment factory, a local school, and a flood-related project in Dhaka. She will also visit a UNDP water project in Khulna.

During her visit, the queen will also meet President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to discuss possible cooperation in the repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.

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