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PM meets president; apprises him of India, US tours

  • Published at 10:29 pm October 16th, 2019
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President Abdul Hamid greets Prime minister Sheikh Hasina with flowers at his official residence, Bangabhaban, in Dhaka on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Focus Bangla

The prime minister arrived at the Bangabhaban around 7pm

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made a courtesy call on President Abdul Hamid at his official residence Bangabhaban on Wednesday. 

"The prime minister discussed different state-level issues, especially her recent visits to the US and India, with the President," President's Press Secretary Md Joynal Abedin said this while briefing reporters after the meeting, reports UNB. 

The prime minister arrived at the Bangabhaban around 7pm. Upon her arrival, she was received by President Hamid and his spouse Rashida Khanom with a bouquet. 

Sheikh Hasina apprised Abdul Hamid of the outcomes of her US and India visits and handed over two reports to this end, the press secretary said. 

The prime minister made a four-day visit to India from October 3-6 when she attended the India Economic Summit of the World Economic Forum and held bilateral talks with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. 

Earlier, she went on an eight-day official visit to the US from September 22-29 to attend the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). 

The president congratulated the Prime Minister on receiving three prestigious awards during her tours to the two countries, the press secretary added. 

In New York, Sheikh Hasina received two international awards for successful immunization programs and skills development for the youth in Bangladesh. 

The Global Alliance for Vaccination and Immunization awarded her 'Vaccine Hero' award for the outstanding achievement of Bangladesh in immunization. She was also honored with 'Champion of Skill Development for Youth' award. 

Sheikh Hasina received the 'Tagore Peace Award 2018' in New Delhi in recognition of her contribution to maintaining regional peace and prosperity. The Asiatic Society   conferred the award on her at a function at the Taj Mahal Hotel, in Kolkata. 

Joynal Abedin said the president and the prime minister enquired about each other's health. 

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