During the visit, the prime minister will attend a conference of Bangladeshi envoys to Europe
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has left Dhaka for London on an official visit to the United Kingdom.
A Biman Bangladesh Airlines VVIP flight carrying the premier and her entourage members took off from Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 9:30am on Friday.
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozamsmel Haque, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, PM's Adviser HT Imam, Jatiya Sangsad Chief Whip Noor-e-Alam Chowdhury Liton, State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Mahbub Ali, and State Minister for Religion Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah were present at the airport to see her off.
Besides, the cabinet secretary, the chiefs of Bangladesh Army and Bangladesh Navy, the acting chief of the Bangladesh Air Force, the dean of the diplomatic corps, the British high commissioner to Bangladesh and high civil and military officials were also present.
The flight is scheduled to reach London's Heathrow International Airport at 3:55pm.
Bangladesh High Commissioner in London Saida Muna Tasnim will receive the prime minister at the airport.
“During the visit, the prime minister will attend a Conference of Bangladeshi Envoys in Europe in the British capital on July 20,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told the media on Thursday.
The prime minister will also receive eye treatment in London.
Sheikh Hasina is expected to return home on August 5, the press secretary added.