Government Policy

PM leaves Jeddah for home

JEDDAH, KSA, May 23, 2017 (BSS) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left here today for home concluding her four-day visit to Kingdom Saudi Arabia (KSA).

A Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight carrying the Prime Minister and members of her entourage left King Abdulaziz International Airport at 4.15 pm.

Deputy Governor in Jeddah, Bangladesh Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Saudi Ambassador to Bangladesh, Consul General of Bangladesh in Jeddah and representatives of Saudi government saw her off at the airport which she is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka at 1.35 am on May 24.

The Prime Minister left Dhaka on May 20 for Riyadh on a four-day official visit to Saudi Arabia to join the Arab Islamic-American (AIA) Summit at the invitation of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

During her visit, Sheikh Hasina performed holy umrah at the Haram Sharif in Makkah and offered ziarat at the Rawza Mubarak of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) in Madinah.

US President Donald Trump and 56 Arab and Muslim leaders discussed the ways of combating extremism and illicit financing in the summit held with the slogan, "Together We Prevail".

The Bangladesh premier delivered a written statement calling upon the world leaders to stop arms supply to the terrorists and militants. Sheikh Hasina also put forward a number of proposals in the summit to combat terrorism.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)