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PM Hasina returns home from Singapore

  • Published at 07:47 pm March 13th, 2018
  • Last updated at 01:18 am March 14th, 2018
PM Hasina returns home from Singapore
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home from Singapore on Tuesday evening cutting short her four-day official visit by a day following the crash of a Bangladeshi plane in Nepal. A regular flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and her entourage landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 6:15pm. The prime minister left Changi International Airport in Singapore at 4pm local time. At least 51 people died as an aircraft of US-Bangla Airlines from Dhaka crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on Monday. After the plane crash, the prime minister talked to her Nepali counterpart Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli by telephone from Singapore to enquire about the incident. She said Bangladesh is ready to provide the Nepali government with necessary assistance in the rescue operation and treatment of the crash victims. Sheikh Hasina went to Singapore on Sunday on an official visit at the invitation of her Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong. During her stay in Singapore, she paid a courtesy call on the first female Muslim President of Singapore Halimah Yacob, held a meeting with Loong, and joined a luncheon hosted by him on Monday. She also visited the Port of Singapore, one of the busiest seaports in the world, on Monday.