Iceland president arrives
Saturday, 30 August 2008

Staff Correspondent

President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, arrived in Dhaka on Friday to attend a symposium on "Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia."

The Iceland president landed at Zia International Airport at 8:15pm and was greeted by President Iajuddin Ahmed.
President Grímsson will attend the concluding ceremony of the symposium at Hotel Sonargaon on Saturday.
The six-day international symposium began Monday.
The University of Dhaka and the Ohio State University of the USA have jointly organised the symposium in cooperation with World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP).
The Iceland President was to arrive in Dhaka Tuesday, but his trip was deferred.

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