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President reaches London for health checkup

  • Published at 11:43 pm August 31st, 2019
Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem receives President M Abdul Hamid in London
Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem, right, receives President M Abdul Hamid in London BSS

President Hamid left Hazrat Shahjalal (R) International Airport at 9:45am for London by an aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines

President M Abdul Hamid reached London last afternoon (local time) on a nine-day visit for health checkup and treatment of eyes.

Ashequn Nabi Chowdhury, press minister of Bangladesh High Commission in London, confirmed it saying: “A VVIP flight (BG-001) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the president arrived at Heathrow International Airport around 3:36pm (London time).”

The president was received by Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem at the airport. Abdul Hamid is scheduled to have his checkup at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Bupa Cromwell Hospital in London.

President Hamid left Hazrat Shahjalal (R) International Airport at 9:45am for London by an aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines.

Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, acting dean of diplomatic corps and Turkish envoy in Dhaka Devrim Ozturk, cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam, chiefs of three services, principal secretary, foreign secretary, inspector general of police (IGP), home secretary, acting British high commissioner Kanbar Hossein Bor and civil and military high officials saw him off at the VVIP Lounge of the airport.

The president is expected to return home on September 8, president’s deputy press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad.

The 75-year-old President Hamid earlier underwent health check-up there on May this year.

Abdul Hamid has been suffering from Glaucoma since long. He used to have his health check-up in London while he was in the parliament.

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