Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for Dubai on Sunday evening on her way to Russia, Belgium and Japan for official visits to the countries.
She will have separate bilateral talks with her counterparts Vladimir Putin of Russia, Wen Jiabao of China, Yves Leteme of Belgium and Naoto Kan of Japan during the visits.
She is scheduled to join the Global Tiger Summit taking place in St Petersburg in November 21-24.
The International Tiger Forum, hosted by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, includes leaders from 13 countries which still have wild tigers, along with conservation organisations such as the IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
She is scheduled to leave St Petersburg on November 24 for Frankfurt, Germany, en route to Brussels, Belgium.
In Brussels, Hasina will have separate talks with the president of European Union Council, Van Rompuy, president of European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso and prime minister of Belgium Yves Leteme focusing on various bilateral and international issues.
Hasina will leave Belgium on November 27 for Japan on a five-day official tour. A 41-member business delegation of the FBCCI will accompany the prime minister in the Tokyo visit.
Japanese investment in Bangladesh ranks fourth among foreign investors. So far, about 146 projects with 100 per cent investment or joint ventures between Bangladeshi and Japanese companies have been registered with the BOI, involving $1,193,769 million.
The prime minister of Bangladesh is expected to leave Japan for home on December 2.
Several ministers, including finance minister AMA Muhith, foreign minister Dipu Moni and prime minister’s advisers,will accompany the prime minister