DHAKA, April 23, 2018 (BSS) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home this morning concluding her eight-day official visit to the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia.
Bangladesh Biman flight from London carrying the premier and her entourage members landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10.45 am.
Sheikh Hasina paid a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia from April 15-16 at the invitation of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to join the concluding ceremony of a joint grand military exercise named “Gulf Shield-1”.
In the second leg of her visit, the prime minister went London on April 16 to join the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Summit.
On April 19, Sheikh Hasina attended the opening ceremony of CHOGM and official welcome hosted by the British Premier Theresa May.
She also joined a dinner hosted by Queen Elizabeth II in honour of Heads of Government and spouse/partners at the Buckingham Palace and receptions thrown by British premier Theresa May and Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland.
During the visit, Sheikh Hasina attended the Commonwealth Women Forum as a presenter at the session on “Educate to empower: Making equitable and quality primary education and secondary education a reality for girls across the Commonwealth” at Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster.
Sheikh Hasina joined a high-level programme organised by Overseas Development Institute (ODI), a prestigious think tank of the UK, as the keynote speaker on “Development Progress of Bangladesh: Policy, Progress and Prospect”.
The premier also attended an event titled the “Asia leaders’ roundtable: Can Asia keep growing?” and held bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The UK chapter of Awami League accorded a reception to the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in London for Bangladesh’s graduation to a developing country from a least developed one under her dynamic leadership.