PM returns home after tri-nation visit

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home
this morning wrapping up her 11-day tri-nation visit to Japan, Saudi Arabia
and Finland.

A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and
her entourage members landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here
at 10:55 am.

Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, Foreign Minister Dr AK
Abdul Momen, PM’s Security Adviser Major General (retd) Tarique Ahmed
Siddique, Jatiya Sangsad Chief Whip Noor-e-Alam Chowdhury Liton, State
Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali, State Minister for
Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell, secretaries concerned to the prime
minister and high civil and military officials were present at the airport to
receive the premier.

Meanwhile, the leaders of Awami League and its associate bodies greeted the
prime minister by presenting her with bouquets when she reached Ganabhaban
from the airport wrapping up her tri-nation tour.

Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League president, too greeted her party
leaders.

Sheikh Hasina left Helsinki for home on Friday afternoon (Finland time)
concluding her five-day official visit to Finland, the third and final
destination of her tri-nation tour.

A Qatar Airlines flight carrying the prime minister and her entourage
members departed Helsinki International Airport in Finland for Doha around
7.05 pm (Finland time).

Bangladesh Ambassador to Sweden Md Nazmul Islam saw the prime minister off
at the airport.

On her way home, the prime minister made a stopover in Qatari capital of
Doha.

During her stay in Finland, Sheikh Hasina had a meeting with Finnish
President Sauli Niinisto on June 4 and joined a community reception accorded
to her by All European Awami League and Finland Awami League on June 5.

On June 3, the prime minister arrived in Helsinki from Jeddah winding up
her three-day official tour to Saudi Arabia, the second destination of her
tri-nation visit.

During her three-day stay in Saudi Arabia, the prime minister attended the
14th OIC Summit 2019 held in Makkah at the invitation of Saudi King Salman
bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

She also performed the holy Umrah in Makkah and offered Ziarat at the
Rawza Mubarak of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) in Madina.

On May 28, the prime minister reached Tokyo, the capital of Japan, the
first destination of her tri-nation visit.

During her four-day stay in Japan, the two countries signed the 40th ODA
deal involving US$ 2.5 billion after a bilateral meeting between Sheikh
Hasina and her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.

Besides, the premier attended the Nikkei International Conference on ‘The
Future of Asia’ as a keynote speaker, joined a community reception accorded
to her and attended a breakfast roundtable meeting with Japanese business
leaders.

The Japanese family members of the Holey Artisan victims and JICA
president Shinichi Kitaoka separately met Sheikh Hasina there.

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