MADRID Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left here for
home this morning after wrapping up her three-day official visit to Spain to
join the Heads of State and Government Summit of the 25th Annual Conference
of Parties (COP25).
A Biman Bangladesh Airlines special flight carrying the premier and her
entourage members took off from the Madrid Torrejon Airport at 9:30am (local
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the World Tourism
Organization Hassan Mahmood Khandker saw the prime minister off at the
The flight is scheduled to land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport
(HSIA) in Dhaka at 12:40am on Wednesday (BST).
The COP25 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
(UNFCCC) is being held from December 2-13 in Madrid under the Presidency of
Chile and with logistical support from Spain.
Earlier on Sunday afternoon, the premier arrived at Madrid.
On Monday morning, the prime minister attended the inaugural ceremony of
the COP25 at Feria de Madrid (IFEMA), the largest exhibition complex in Spain
and one of the most important venues in Europe following a bilateral meeting
with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.
President of the European Council Charles Michel later paid a courtesy
call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
She joined a general roundtable titled National plans to increase
ambition by 2020? and a photo session.
Sheikh Hasina attended an official luncheon hosted by the president of
Spain in honour of the heads of state and government attending the COP25.
She later joined a dialogue titled 'Enhancing Action Together between
governments and civil society.
The premier held a meeting with Spanish President Pedro Sanchez at Feria
de Madrid (IFEMA).
She joined a reception hosted by the King and the Queen of Spain at Royal
Palace on Monday evening.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)