PM reaches London

She is expected to return home on August 5

Published: July 19, 2019 21:21:58 | Updated: July 20, 2019 12:54:20

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached London on Friday afternoon (local time) on an official visit to the United Kingdom.

A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage, landed at Heathrow International Airport at 3:40pm (local time), report UNB and BSS.

Bangladesh High Commissioner Saida Muna Tasnim received the Prime Minister at the airport.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to return home on August 5.

“During the visit, the Prime Minister will attend a Conference of Bangladesh Envoys (in Europe) in the British capital tomorrow,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said.

At the advice of Bangladeshi doctors, he said, the Prime Minister will also receive eye treatment in London.

Earlier, a Biman Bangladesh Airlines VVIP flight carrying the premier and her entourage members took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 9:35 am (Bangladesh time) on Friday.

Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, PM’s Adviser HT Imam, Jatiya Sangsad Chief Whip Noor-e-Alam Chowdhury Liton, State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Mahbub Ali and State Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah were present at the airport to see the premier off.

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