Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has returned home wrapping up her official visit to the United States where she attended the 74th session of the UN general assembly and held a host of meetings with global leaders.
Senior ministers, civil and military officials received the Prime Minister as she landed at Dhaka airport in the morning.
The prime minister had left Dhaka for New York on September 20 to attend the UN session, where she delivered the country statement on September 27 and had a meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
Hasina, during her stay in New York, joined a number of high-level events on universal health coverage, climate change adaptation, sustainable development goals (SDGs), foreign relations, Rohingya crisis, education and global drug problem.
She received two global prestigious awards — UNICEF’s ‘Champion of Skill Development for Young People’ and GAVI’s ‘Vaccine Hero’ — in recognition of Bangladesh’s successes in youth skill development and immunization.
On the sidelines, the prime minister held several bilateral meetings with leaders including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development Dutch Queen Maxima, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates.
She attended a welcome reception hosted by US President Donald Trump. She also joined a civic reception hosted by the US Awami League and a luncheon roundtable meeting arranged by the US Chamber of Commerce, according to state-run Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha news agency.