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PM returns home after 18-day trip to UK, US

| Updated: October 04, 2022 13:10:41


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina — File photo Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina — File photo

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has flown back to Bangladesh after her 18-day official visit to the United Kingdom and the United States.

She joined the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London and the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York during the visit.

A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying Hasina and her entourage took off from Washington, DC at 6:30 pm local time on Sunday and touched down at Dhaka’s Shahjalal International Airport after Monday midnight, reports bdnews24.com.

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam, Bangladesh Envoy to the US Muhammad Imran and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN Muhammad Abdul Muhith bid farewell to the prime minister at the airport. Awami League leaders and activists in the US lined roads around the airport at that time.

She had a short travel break in London on her way back home.

Hasina left Dhaka for London to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-reigning monarch and the nation's figurehead for seven decades, on September 15.

She flew to New York on September 19 after attending the funeral and accession ceremony for King Charles III in London.

The prime minister attended the 77th session of the UNGA and several high-level meetings until September 25. She addressed the UNGA in Bangla on September 23, urging world leaders to stop the arms race, war, conflict and sanctions.

She was in Washington, DC from September 25 to October 2.

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