President leaves London for home


DHAKA, May 25, 2019 (BSS) – President M Abdul Hamid left London for home wrapping up his 11-day visit to London and Germany for health checkup and treatment of eyes.

“A VVIP flight (BG 202) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Limited carrying the President and his entourage members left Heathrow Airport at 1902 hrs (local time) . . . the aircraft is expected to land at Hazrat Shahjalal (R) International Airport around 10.15 am tomorrow,” Ashequn Nabi Chowdhury, press minister of Bangladesh High Commission in London, confirmed the news.

Bangladesh High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK) Saida Muna Tasneen and senior officials of Bangladesh Mission in London saw him off at the airport, the press minister added.

The head of the state went to London on May 15 on an 11-day medical trip where he had health checkup at Bupa Cromwell Hospital and treatment of eyes at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and another medical check-up at Frankfurt in Germany.

On May 15 last, the national flag carrier aircraft carrying the President and his entourage members left Dhaka for London.

Earlier, the 75-year-old President Hamid conducted his health check-up in london in July last year.

Abdul Hamid has been suffering from Glaucoma since long. He used to have his health checkup in London when he was the Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad (parliament).