PM returns home from Brunei

Published: April 23, 2019 19:44:48 | Updated: April 24, 2019 12:49:43

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home from Brunei on Tuesday evening ending her three-day official visit at the invitation of Brunei's Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah.

A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka around 7:25pm, reports UNB.

The flight left Brunei International Airport around 5:15pm local time.

During her stay in Brunei, Bangladesh and Brunei signed seven instruments for strengthening cooperation mainly in the fields of agriculture, fisheries, livestock, culture and sports, and the supply of LNG.

The instruments were signed after the official bilateral meeting held between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Brunei's Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah at the Istana Nurul Iman, the official residence of the Sultan of Brunei.

Of the seven instruments, six are MoUs and one is exchange of notes.

The Prime Minister had a general audience with Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah and the Royal Family at Istana Nurul Iman, the official residence of the Sultan of Brunei.

She also attended the official banquet hosted by the Sultan in honour of her.

Hasina also opened the meeting of leaders of Bangladesh Business Community and Brunei Business Community and Brunei National Chamber of Commerce and Industry where she invited the entrepreneurs and businesspeople of Brunei to forge a partnership with the Bangladesh business community in the common journey towards growth and prosperity.

The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of new chancery building of Bangladesh High Commission at the Diplomatic Enclave in Jalankebangsaan.

She attended a community event and joined dinner hosted by the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Brunei at Empire Hotel.

The Prime Minister visited the Jame Asr Mosque and offered Asr prayers there. She visited the Royal Regalia Museum located in the heart of Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei.

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