PM leaves Madrid for home after joining COP25

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

time).

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the World Tourism

Organization Hassan Mahmood Khandker saw the prime minister off at the

airport.

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)