Prime Minister returns home

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home on Monday morning wrapping up her weeklong visit to the United States to attend the 73rd UN General Assembly.

A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister, which departed Heathrow International Airport in London at 6:50 pm (local time), landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 9:10am (BST), reports the UNB.

During her visit to the USA, Sheikh Hasina delivered the country statement at the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in Bangla demanding immediate and effective implementation of the agreement concluded between Myanmar and the UN over settlement of the ongoing Rohingya crisis.

On the sidelines of the UNGA sessions, the Prime Minister also attended a good number of high-level events and placed some specific proposals in continuation of her previous five-point proposal for resolving the protracted Rohingya crisis.

Sheikh Hasina had a meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. She also joined a Welcome Reception hosted by US President Donald Trump, while US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met her at her hotel suite in New York.

Hasina also had bilateral meetings with world leaders and heads of international organisations, including Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, Dutch Queen Maxima and the OIC Secretary General.

During the tour, the Prime Minister received ‘International Achievement Award’ given by Inter Press Service, a global news agency for her dynamic and farsighted leadership in addressing the Rohingya crisis while Global Hope Coalition conferred upon her the ‘2018 Special Recognition for Outstanding Leadership Award’.

Hasina also addressed a press conference and attended a reception accorded to her by the Bangladesh community in the United States.