Published : Monday, 30 September, 2019 at 12:01 PM, Update: 30.09.2019 12:08:33 PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has left New York for home, wrapping up her eight-day official visit to the United States. She attended the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) during her visit to the US, reports BSS.
A flight of the Etihad Airways, carrying the premier and members of her entourage, took off from John F Kennedy International Airport for Abu Dhabi at 11pm on Sunday (BST 9am on Monday).
Bangladesh Ambassador to USA Mohammad Ziauddin and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN Masud Bin Momen saw the premier off at the airport.
The flight is scheduled to land at Abu Dhabi International Airport around 8pm on Monday (local time).
Bangladesh Ambassador to the UAE Mohammad Imran will receive the premier at the airport.
After a nearly three-hour stopover in the United Arab Emirates capital, Sheikh Hasina will depart for Dhaka around 10:45pm (local time) by a VVIP flight (BG-128) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines.
The flight is scheduled to reach Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka around 5:35am on October 1.
The prime minister left for New York on September 20, to attend the 74th UNGA Session.
Sheikh Hasina delivered the country statement at the 74th UNGA Session in the UN Headquarters in New York on September 27, and had a meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
She joined a number of high-level events on Universal Health Coverage, climate change adaptation, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), foreign relations, the Rohingya crisis, education and global drug problem.
The prime minister received two global prestigious awards — Unicef’s “Champion of Skill Development for Youth” and Gavi’s “Vaccine Hero” — in recognition of Bangladesh’s great success in youth skill development and vaccination respectively.
On the sidelines of the UNGA, she held several bilateral meetings, including with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development Dutch Queen Maxima and Co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates.
The Bangladesh premier attended a welcome reception hosted by US President Donald Trump.
She also joined a civic reception hosted by the US Awami League and a luncheon roundtable meeting arranged by the US Chamber of Commerce.