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PM Sheikh Hasina returns home

  • Published at 11:43 am June 8th, 2019
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Senior party leaders of Awami League welcome Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina after she returns home from her tri-nation tour on Saturday, June 8, 2019 Focus Bangla

She had been on a 12-day tri-nation tour of Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Finland

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has returned home after wrapping up her 12-day tri-nation tour of Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Finland.

A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines—carrying the prime minister and her entourage—landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 10:55am on Saturday.

Sheikh Hasina left the Finnish capital of Helsinki for Doha, Qatar, at 7:05pm on Friday—on a Qatar Airways flight—concluding her five-day visit to Finland, reports UNB.

Bangladesh Ambassador to Sweden, Norway, and Finland, Md Nazmul Islam, saw the premier off at the airport. The flight landed at Hamad International Airport at 12:50am.

After a two-hour stopover in Doha, Sheikh Hasina left for Dhaka at 2am on a special flight of Biman.

She went to Helsinki on June 3 for a five-day visit, and it was the final destination of her tri-nation visit.

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

Earlier, on May 28, the prime minister left Dhaka for Tokyo, Japan, the first destination of her tri-nation visit.

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

Additionally, Sheikh Hasina attended the Nikkei International Conference on "The Future of Asia" as a keynote speaker, attended a community reception accorded to her, and attended a breakfast roundtable meeting with Japanese business leaders.

Family members of the Japanese Holey Artisan victims and Jica President Shinichi Kitaoka also separately met Sheikh Hasina.

On May 31, the Prime Minister left Japan for Jeddah on a three-day official visit to Saudi Arabia to attend the 14th OIC Summit 2019 held in Mecca.

During her stay in Saudi Arabia, she attended the 14th session of the OIC's Islamic Summit, performed Umrah, and offered Ziarat at the Rawza Mubarak of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh) in Medina.