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PM Sheikh Hasina returns home

PM Sheikh Hasina returns home

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. File photo

Dhaka, Jun 8 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home on Saturday morning wrapping up her 12-day tri-nation tour to Japan, Saudi Arabia and Finland.

A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10:55am.

Sheikh Hasina left Finnish capital Helsinki for Doha at 7:05pm (local time) on Friday by a flight of Qatar Airways concluding her five-day visit to Finland.

Bangladesh Ambassador to Sweden, Norway and Finland Md Nazmul Islam saw the Prime Minister off at the airport. The flight landed at Hamad International Airport at 12:50am (local time).

After making a two-hour stopover in Doha, the capital city of Qatar, Sheikh Hasina left for Dhaka at 2am (local time) by the special flight of Biman.

She went to Helsinki on June 3 on a five-day visit, the final destination of her tri-nation visit.

During her stay in Finland, Sheikh Hasina had a meeting with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto on June 4 and joined a community reception accorded to her by All European Awami League on June 5.

On May 28, the Prime Minister left Dhaka for Tokyo, the first destination of her tri-nation visit.

During her four-day stay in Japan, the two countries signed the 40th ODA deal involving $ 2.5 billion after a bilateral meeting between Sheikh Hasina and her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.

Besides, Sheikh Hasina attended the Nikkei International Conference on ‘The Future of Asia’ as a keynote speaker, joined a community reception accorded to her and attended a breakfast roundtable meeting with Japanese business leaders.

Family members of the Japanese Holey Artisan victims and JICA President Shinichi Kitaoka also separately met Sheikh Hasina there.

On May 31, the Prime Minister left Japan for Jeddah on a three-day official visit to Saudi Arabia to attend the 14th OIC Summit 2019 held in Makkah.

During her stay in Saudi Arabia, she attended the 14th session of the OIC’s Islamic Summit, performed Umrah and offered Ziarat at the Rawza Mubarak of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) in Medina.