Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave for her homeland today (Monday) after completing her first six-day bilateral visit to the Maldives. Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim confirmed the information.
He said, “A special VIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her entourage will leave Velana International Airport tomorrow (Monday) at 13 (local time).”
The flight is scheduled to arrive at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Monday evening, local time.
The Prime Minister arrived in the Maldives on December 22 at the invitation of President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih. On the second day of his visit on 23 December, two memorandums of understanding and an agreement for the abolition of double income tax were signed on the recruitment of qualified health professionals and cooperation in youth and sports development.
In addition, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Healthcare and Medicine has been renewed between the Ministries of Health of Bangladesh and the Maldives. Bangladesh has gifted 13 military vehicles to the Maldives as a symbol of friendship between the two South Asian countries.
A joint statement was issued after the bilateral talks and the handover ceremony. During the visit, the Prime Minister held separate meetings with Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Vice President Faisal Nasim, Speaker of the People’s Majlis (National Assembly) Mohammad Nasheed, and Chief Justice Uz Ahmed Muthasim Adnan.
The Prime Minister addressed the Maldivian Parliament on the afternoon of 23 December. Sheikh Hasina attended a state banquet hosted in her honor by the President and First Lady of the Maldives. On 24 December, he virtually participated in a reception given to expatriate Bangladeshis in Male.