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President Hamid returns home from Nepal

  • Published at 08:09 pm November 15th, 2019
President Abdul Hamid and Bidhya Devi Bhandari
President Abdul Hamid shakes hand with Bidhya Devi Bhandari at Tribhuvan International Airport on Friday, November 15, 2019 PID

He made a four-day visit to Nepal at the invitation of his Nepalese counterpart Bidhya Devi Bhandari

President Abdul Hamid has returned to Bangladesh from Nepal after a four-day visit at the invitation of his Nepalese counterpart Bidhya Devi Bhandari.

A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the President left Tribhuvan International Airport at 5pm and landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 6:30pm on Friday, reports UNB.

A farewell ceremony was held at the airport area where Bidhya Devi Bhandhari saw off President Hamid.

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, the dean of diplomatic corps, chiefs of the three forces, principal secretary to the prime minister, inspector general of police, senior civil and military officials were present at the airport to receive the president. 

During the trip, Foreign Minister of Nepal Pradeep Kumar Gyawali called on President Hamid at hotel Marriott Kathmandu on the day of his arrival.

President Hamid visited the Unesco heritage site Bhaktapur Durbar Square and various temples in Kathmandu on the first day and joined a dinner hosted by the ambassador of Bangladesh to Nepal at Bangladesh House of Bansbari in Kathmandu.  

During the visit, Chairman of the National Assembly (Upper House) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina, former Prime Minister and Co-Chairman of the Nepal Communist Party (ruling party) Pushpa Kamal Dahal, President of the Nepali Congress Party and Leader of the Opposition Sher Bahadur Deuba and Prime Minister and Chairman of the Nepal Communist Party KP Sharma Oli also called on President Hamid on November 13.

Besides, a bilateral meeting between the presidents of the two countries was held on the same day at Sital Niwas (Presidential House) of Nepal.

Abdul Hamid also visited Pokhara on November 14 and enjoyed the beautiful view of the Himalayas.

Secretaries concerned to the president and his family members accompanied him.