Hasina lands in Helsinki
June 3rd, 2019 at 9:05 pm
Hasina lands in Helsinki

Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has landed in Helsinki, the Finnish capital, on a five-day official visit to hold meeting with the Finland’s President.

A Lufthansa Air flight carrying the prime minister and her entourage members landed at Helsinki International Airport in the afternoon on Monday.

Bangladesh Ambassador to Sweden Md Nazmul Islam and Finland Non-Resident Ambassador to Bangladesh Nina Vaskunlahti received the Prime Minister at the airport.

On her way to Helsinki, the prime minister made a nearly four-hour stopover at Frankfurt International Airport in Germany.

Earlier, she departed from King Abdul Aziz International Airport, Jeddah for Helsinki wrapping up her three-day official tour to Saudi Arabia.

During her stay in Finland, Hasina will have a meeting with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto on June 4.

The prime minister will leave Finland for home in the afternoon on June 7 and she is scheduled to reach Dhaka the next day.

The Prime Minister left Dhaka on a 12-day three-nation visit with Tokyo as her first destination followed by Saudi Arabia and Finland.

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

In Saudi Arab Hasina attended the 14th OIC Summit 2019 held in Makkah. During her three-day stay in Saudi Arabia, the prime minister attended the 14th session of the OIC’s Islamic Summit in Makkah, performed the Umrah and offered prayers at the grave of Prophet Muhammad.