PM leaves Paris for home ending 2-week visit to UK, France


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday left here for home wrapping her two-week official visit to Glasgow, London and Paris.

“A VVIP flight (BG-2109) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage members departed the Charles de Gaulle airport at 4.20pm local time,” told Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim.

Bangladesh Ambassador to France Khandker Mohammad Talha and a high-level delegation of France government saw the Prime Minister off at the airport.

Earlier, she was given static guard of honour by 21 guards while walking through the red carpet before boarding on the plane.

The flight is scheduled to reach Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Sunday morning (local time).

Earlier on October 31, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in Glasgow on a two-week visit to the United Kingdom and France.

In Glasgow, she joined World Leaders’ Summit at COP26 and other events. During her stay in Glasgow, on November 1 morning, the Prime Minister attended a side event titled “CVF-Commonwealth High level Panel Discussion on Climate Prosperity Partnership” at the Commonwealth pavilion in Scottish Event Campus (SEC).

Following a meeting with Commonwealth General Secretary Patricia Scotland QC, she attended the inaugural ceremony of the COP26 and addressed the event at the same venue.

The premier attended the meeting of the leaders titled “Action and solidarity-the Critical Decade” at the British Pavilion.

In the afternoon on the same day, Bill Gates, the founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates paid a courtesy call on Sheikh Hasina. Later, she attended a VVIP reception of COP26.

In the evening, Sheikh Hasina virtually attended a civic reception accorded by the Bangladeshi community living in Scotland.