~Japanese PM's 21-hr busy schedule Diplomatic Correspondent Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who arrives here this afternoon by a special flight, will spend a busy schedule during his twenty one and a half hours official tour. According to the programme schedule, Abe is expected to arrive at the VVIP terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 1:00pm where Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will receive him. He will be given a guard of honour by a contingent drawn from the three services. The Japanese PM will visit National Mausoleum in Savar at 2:00pm to pay tribute to the martyrs of the Liberation War. From there, he will go to Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi at 3:00pm. He will then go to Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel where he will be staying during his visit. Shinzo Abe will address the Bangladesh-Japan Economic Forum jointly organised by Bangladesh Board of Investment (BOI), Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) at the Ballroom of Sonargaon Hotel at around 3:00pm. He will leave for Prime Minister's Office at 4:00pm for summit meeting with his Bangladesh counterpart. Later, the two leaders will join the delegation level official talks. After introduction of Japanese business delegation, signing ceremony and joint press conference at the PMO, the Japanese premier will leave for Bangabhaban to call on President Abdul Hamid. After that, Abe is expected to meet the leader of the opposition Raushan Ershad and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia at Sonargaon Hotel. Advertisement In the evening, Hasina will host a banquet in honour of the visiting Japanese PM and his spouse at the Grand Ballroom of Sonargaon. The Japanese premier is likely to visit the Institute of Fine Arts of Dhaka University before leaving for Colombo at 10:30am on Sunday. Meanwhile, foreign ministry officials of Japan at a press briefing in Tokyo yesterday said the Japanese PM, during his visit to Bangladesh, will convey the message to Bangladesh leadership about consolidation of democratic rule in the country. In response to a question whether Japan will ask for an early fresh election, the officials said the people of Bangladesh will decide the matter. But Japan wants the reflection of people's aspiration in the democratic process.