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President off to London for health checkup

  • Published at 01:29 pm May 15th, 2019
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President Abdul Hamid speaks with officials who came to see him off at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Wednesday, May 15, 2019; before boarding on an aircraft to London PID

He is scheduled to return home on May 26

President Abdul Hamid has left Dhaka for London for health checkup and eye treatment.

A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the President took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 9:35am on Wednesday, reports BSS.

The head of the state is scheduled to have his checkup at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Bupa Cromwell Hospital in London.

Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, Agriculture Minister Dr Md Abdur Razzaque,  Dean of Diplomatic Corps and Ambassador of Vatican to Bangladesh Archbishop George Kocherry, British High Commissioner in Dhaka Robert Chatterton Dickson, Ambassador of Germany to Bangladesh Peter Fahrenholtz, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam, Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman, Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque, chiefs of the three services, police chief and high civil and military officials saw him off at the airport.

President Hamid is scheduled to return home on May 26.

Earlier in July 2018, the 75-year-old president conducted his health checkup in London.

President Abdul Hamid has been suffering from Glaucoma for long.