DHAKA, July 10, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks at the Dhaka Meeting of the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on July 10, 2019. Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday called upon all for further efforts . Image Source: IANS News

New York, Sep 23 : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reached New York to attend the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, where she is slated to meet her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, among other world leaders.

Bangladesh Ambassador to US Mohammad Ziauddin and the country's envoy to UN and Permanent Representative Masud Bin Momen greeted the Prime Minister at the JFK Interational Airport here upon her arrival on Sunday evening, reports bdnews24.

US-based Awami League leaders also greeted her with flowers after she reached the Lotte New York Palace hotel from the airport.

Hasina will address the UNGA on Friday, the same day as Modi and her Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan.

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has confirmed that the Prime Minister will be given two global awards during her trip.

The Global Alliance for Vaccination and Immunisation will award her as 'Vaccine Hero' for the outstanding success of Bangladesh in immunisation.

The Unicef will organise an event on Thursday honouring Hasina where she will receive the 'Champion of skill development for youth' award.

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