PM reaches Helsinki

HELSINKI, Finland, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived

here this afternoon on a fiveday official visit to Finland, the third and

final destination of her trination tour.

A Lufthansa Air flight carrying the prime minister and her entourage

members landed at Helsinki International Airport at 1:10 pm (local time).

Bangladesh Ambassador to Sweden Md Nazmul Islam and Finland NonResident

Ambassador to Bangladesh Nina Vaskunlahti received the Prime Minister at the


On her way to Helsinki, the prime minister made a nearly fourhour stopover

at Frankfurt International Airport in Germany.

Earlier, she departed from King Abdul Aziz International Airport, Jeddah

at 1:30am (local time) for Helsinki wrapping up her threeday official tour

to Saudi Arabia.

During her stay in Finland, Sheikh Hasina will have a meeting with Finnish

President Sauli Niinisto on June 4.

The prime minister will leave Finland for home in the afternoon on June 7

and she is scheduled to reach Dhaka the next day.

On May 28, the prime minister left Dhaka for Tokyo, the first destination

of her trination visit to Japan, Saudi Arabia and Finland.

During her fourday stay in Japan, the two countries signed the 40th ODA

deal involving US$ 2.5 billion after a bilateral meeting between Sheikh

Hasina and her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.

Besides, the premier attended the Nikkei International Conference on 'The

Future of Asia' as a keynote speaker, joined a community reception accorded

to her and attended a breakfast roundtable with Japanese business leaders.

Japanese family members of the Holey Artisan victims and JICA President

Shinichi Kitaoka separately met Sheikh Hasina there.

On May 31, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Japan for Saudi Arabia to

attend the 14th OIC Summit 2019 held in Makkah.

During her threeday stay in Saudi Arabia, the prime minister attended the

14th session of the OIC's Islamic Summit in Makkah, performed the holy Umrah

in Makkah and offered Ziarat at the Rawza Mubarak of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad

(PBUH) in Madina.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)