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Prime Minister arrives in London

1Ansar Ahmed Ullah :

Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in London on 15 May en route to Bulgaria on a three-day official visit to Bulgarian capital Sofia to attend the Global Women Leaders’ Forum. Bangladesh high commissioner to the UK Abdul Hannan, Press Minister Nadeem Qadir, UK Awami League’s President Sultan Shariff and Secretary Syed Faruk received her at the airport.

From the airport she was taken to Taj Hotel in central London where she was greeted by Bengali ex pats, activists of Awami League and its associated organisations. Foreign Minister Abul Hasan Mahmud Ali, Women & Children Affairs Minister Meher Afroz Chumki is also accompanying the Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will address the opening session of Global Women Leaders’ Forum in Bulgaria on 18 May. In the evening she is scheduled to meet Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev. Following that she will attend a dinner hosted by UNESCO’s Director General Irina Bokova. On Friday she will meet Bulgaria’s Prime Minster Boyko Borissov. It is hoped treaties maybe signed between Bangladesh & Bulgaria at the meeting. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave Bulgaria on Friday and is expecting to arrive in Dhaka on the morning of Saturday, 21 May.