PM leaves Brunei for home

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Bandar Seri Begawan this afternoon wrapping up her three-day official visit to Brunei Darussalam at the invitation of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.

A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the premier and her entourage members took off from Brunei International Airport in Bandar Seri Begawan, the Brunei capital at 5:15pm local time onTuesday, the BSS reported.

Brunei Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Haji Apong and Bangladeshi High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Air Vice-Marshal (Retd) Mahmud Hussain were present at the airport to see the PM off.

The premier was given static guard of honour at the airport.

The flight is scheduled to land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital Dhaka at 7:45pm local time.

Earlier, the premier arrived at Brunei International Airport in Bandar Seri Begawan, the Brunei capital around 2.35pm local time on April 21.

During the visit, she joined a number of programmes including holding bilateral talks with Brunei’s Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah after having a general audience with the Sultan and the Royal family and in the opening ceremony of Bangladesh-Brunei Business Forum, on the second day of her visit on April 22.

The premier visited the Jame Asr Mosque and offered Asr prayers there and later attended an official banquet hosted in her honour by the Sultan at Istana Nurul Iman on the same day.

On the first day of her visit, she joined a reception accorded to her by Bangladesh community residing in Brunei.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, on the third and final day of her visit, laid the foundation stone of new Chancery Building of Bangladesh High Commission at the Diplomatic Enclave at Jalan Kebangsaan in Brunei capital this (Tuesday) morning.

Later, she visited the Royal Regalia Museum.