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President returns home Sunday

  • Published at 11:30 pm October 26th, 2019
President Abdul Hamid during enthronement ceremony of Japanese Emperor
President Abdul Hamid during enthronement ceremony of Japanese Emperor Naruhito at the Imperial Sanctuary inside the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan October 22, 2019 PID

The president is scheduled to leave Changi International Airport, Singapore for Dhaka at 8:35pm on the day after ending his two-day stopover in Singapore

President Abdul Hamid is scheduled to return home Sunday night, wrapping up his eight-day visit to Japan and Singapore.

A regular flight of Singapore Airlines, carrying the president and his entourage from Singapore will land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10:40pm, his Press Secretary Joynal Abedin told UNB.

The president is scheduled to leave Changi International Airport, Singapore for Dhaka at 8:35pm on the day after ending his two-day stopover in Singapore.

High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Singapore Mustafizur Rahman will see the president off at the airport.

Abdul Hamid reached Singapore on Friday after ending his six-day official visit to Japan from October 20.

On Tuesday, the president joined the enthronement ceremony of Japanese Emperor Naruhito, who formally declared his ascension as Japan's 126th monarch in front of about 2,000 leaders and representatives from 174 countries and regions at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

The 59-year-old emperor ascended the chrysanthemum throne on May 1.

As part of the occasion, the president attended the palace banquet hosted by Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako the same day. He also joined the banquet hosted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the following day.