PM reaches Washington DC from New York

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    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached Washington DC this morning from New York wrapping up her weeklong official visit to attend the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at the UN Headquarters and high voltage side events.

    “A VVIP chartered flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the premier and her entourage members landed Washington DC from New York at 10:03am (local time),” Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim, reports BSS.

    He said the flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines departed John F Kennedy International Airport, New York for Washington DC at 9:15 am (local time).

    Bangladesh Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Ambassador Rabab Fatima saw the premier off at the JFK international airport while Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA M Shahidul Islam received the premier at the Dallas International Airport in Washington DC.

    Earlier, the prime minister reached New York on September 19 after a two-day stopover in Helsinki, the Finish capital.

    During her stay in New York, Sheikh Hasina addressed the general debate of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

    She delivered her speech in Bangla on September 24 following the footprint of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

    From September 19 to 24, Sheikh Hasina attended several high-level and close-door meetings as well as bilateral talks with head of governments, states and organisations.

    She planted a tree sapling and inaugurated a bench at the UN Gardens in North Lawn of the UN Headquarters in honour of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on September 20 marking his birth centenary.

    The premier is expected to return home on October 1.