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PM returns home from Brunei

A K Azad : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2019-04-23 8:15:27 PM     ||     Updated: 2019-04-24 8:55:56 AM

Desk Report: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home on Tuesday evening concluding her three-day official visit to Brunei Darussalam at the invitation of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.

A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the premier and her entourage members landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at around 7.25pm.

The flight took off from Brunei International Airport in Bandar Seri Begawan, the Brunei capital at 5.15pm local time on Tuesday.

Brunei Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Haji Apong and Bangladeshi High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Air Vice Marshal (Retd) Mahmud Hussain were present at the airport to see the premier off.

Earlier, the premier arrived at Brunei International Airport in Bandar Seri Begawan, the Brunei capital around 2.35pm local time on April 21.

During the visit, she joined a number of programmes including holding bilateral talks with Brunei’s Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah after having a general audience with the Sultan and the Royal family and in the opening ceremony of Bangladesh-Brunei Business Forum, on the second day of her visit on April 22.

The premier visited the Jame Asr Mosque and offered Asr prayers there and later attended an official banquet hosted in her honour by the Sultan at Istana Nurul Iman on the same day.

On the first day of her visit, she joined a reception accorded to her by Bangladesh community residing in Brunei.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, on the third and final day of her visit, laid the foundation stone of new Chancery Building of Bangladesh High Commission at the Diplomatic Enclave at Jalan Kebangsaan in Brunei capital this (Tuesday) morning.

Later, she visited the Royal Regalia Museum.

Bangladesh and Brunei on April 22 signed seven instruments for strengthening cooperation mainly in the fields of agriculture, fisheries, livestock, culture and sports, and the supply of LNG. _BSS

risingbd/Dhaka/April 23, 2019/AKA