Hasina returns home Monday
April 22nd, 2018 at 8:01 pm
Hasina returns home Monday

Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka Monday ending her eight-day official trip to Saudi Arab and the United Kingdom, officials said on Sunday.

The Prime Minister stayed for two days in Saudi Arab from April 15 at the invitation of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. She joined the concluding ceremony of a joint grand military exercise named “Gulf Shield-1” in the Eastern Province of Al-Jubail of the Kingdom.

She then reached in London on April 16 to join the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Summit. This year’s theme of the CHOGM was – “Towards a Common Future”.

On April 19, Hasina attended the formal opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and official welcome hosted by the British Premier Theresa May.

She also joined a reception hosted by Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland QC and a presentation and reception followed by a dinner of Queen Elizabeth II in honour of Heads of Government and spouse/partners at the Buckingham Palace.

She joined 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 on the following day.

Hasina attended 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 same day.

She took part an event titled the “Asia leaders’ roundtable: Can Asia keep growing?” and joined the Welcome Reception followed by a dinner hosted by the British premier on April 18.

On the sidelines of 25th CHOGM, Hasina held a bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.