Hasina to return home Friday
September 30th, 2016 at 4:18 pm
Hasina to return home Friday

Dhaka- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to return home on Friday after her 17-day visits in Canada and United States, said officials on Friday.

A VVIP jet carrying Sheikh Hasina is expected to arrive at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka in the afternoon of the day.

In her first leg of visit, she took part at the 5th Global Fund Replenishment Conference in Montreal of Canada.

In her final leg of her visit, Hasina attended the United Nationals General Assembly in New York.

Hasina co-chaired the Roundtable 5 “Global Compact for Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration: Towards Realizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Achieving Full Respect for the Human Rights of Migrants.”

She joined the opening session of the General Debate of the 71stSession of the UN General Assembly on September 20.

On the following day, Hasina delivered statement at the General Debate of the UN General Assembly.

She later attended the Asian Leaders’ Forum on Countering Terrorism hosted by Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe at Hotel Marriot Eastside.

The Prime Minister also attended a side-event on South-South and Triangular Cooperation on Scaling up Innovation in Public Service Delivery organised by Bangladesh, and UN Office for South-South Cooperation at the UN headquarters.

Hasina participated in the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees organised by US President Barak Obama while she took part in a reception hosted by Barak Obama.

The prime minister joined the Launching Event of the Global Deal Initiative (on enhanced social dialogue for decent work and inclusive growth) organized by Swedish Premier Stefan Löfvén on September 21.

She also joined the a luncheon reception hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the UN headquarters and a luncheon meeting hosted by the Business Council of International Understanding (BCIU) at Hotel Waldorf Astoria.

She participated a reception organized by the Bangladesh community in New York at Hotel Grand Hyatt on Sept 21 and addressed a press briefing at Permanent Mission of Bangladesh in New York on Sept 22.

On the sidelines of the UNGA, Hasina had bilateral meetings with a number of heads of states and governments including State Counsellor and Foreign Minister of Myanmar Aung Saan Suu Kyi, President of Switzerland Johann Schneider-Ammann as well as Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland and the Executive Chairman of World Economic Forum (WEF) and the World Bank president.

The premier was honoured with ‘Planet 50-50 Champion’ title by UN Women and ‘Agent of Change Award’ by Global Partnership Forum for her contributions in women empowerment.

Hasina was originally scheduled to return home on September 25, but her schedule was revised later.