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PM returns home from Nepal

Dhaka, Aug 31 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home on Friday afternoon from Kathmandu warping up her two-day official visit to Nepal to attend the 4th summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (Bimstec).

A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 2:35pm (BST).

Earlier, the flight took off from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu at 1:15pm (local time).

Nepalese Deputy Prime Minister Ishwor Pokharel and Bangladesh Ambassador in Kathmandu Mashfee Binte Shams saw her off at the airport.

Earlier in the day, Sheikh Hasina attended the Bimstec retreat and closing session.

On Thursday morning, the Prime Minister went to Kathmandu and addressed the opening session of the two-day Bimstec summit on the same day.

Bimstec having seven Member States — Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand — came into being on June 6, 1997 through the Bangkok Declaration.

During her stay in Kathmandu, Sheikh Hasina held meetings with her Indian and Nepalese counterparts Narendra Modi and KP Sharma Oli.

She also had meetings with Nepalese President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Bhutan’s Chief Adviser or interim government chief Dasho Tshering Wangchuk there.