MAKKAH, Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,
now on a fourday official visit to Saudi Arabia, performed the holy Umrah in
Makkah on Saturday night.
The premier first performed tawaf around the holy Ka'aba Sharif and
later walked and ran between Safa and Marwa.
Sheikh Hasina also offered prayers seeking divine blessings for the
countrymen as well as continued peace, progress and prosperity of Muslim
Sheikh Rehana, elder daughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh
Mujibur Rahman, and other entourage members of the prime minister also
Sheikh Hasina reached Saudi Arabia on May 31 at the invitation of Saudi
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to join the 14th Summit of Organisation of
Islamic Cooperation (OIC) wrapping up her fourday visit to Japan, the first
destination of her trination tour.
The premier addressed the 14th OIC conference in Makkah on behalf of the
Asia Group on the second day of her visit in Saudi Arabia on June 1.
On the third day of her visit in Saudi Arabia today, the prime minister
will offer ziarat at the Rawza Mubarak of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) at
Masjide Nababi in the holy city of Madinah.
She will also offer prayers at the holy mosque.
Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to leave Saudi Arabia tomorrow for Finland upon
completion of her fourday visit there.
The prime minister will return home on June 8 wrapping up her 12day tri
nation visit to Japan, Saudi Arabia and Finland.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)