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PM returns home from Germany

WT24 Desk

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home on Sunday evening wrapping up her four-day official visit to Germany where she attended the Munich Security Conference (MSC) and held bilateral talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel,UNB reports.

A flight of Etihad Airways carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 8pm after making a stopover at Abu Dhabi.

Cabinet members and high civil and military officials received the Prime Minister at the airport. Earlier, the Prime Minister departed Munich International Airport for Home via Abu Dhabi on Saturday night by the Etihad Airways flight at 9:45 pm (Munich time).

Bangladesh Ambassador to Germany Imtiaz Ahmed saw the Prime Minister off at the Airport. The Etihad Airways flight carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage then landed at Abu Dhabi International Airport at 7:10 am local time this morning.

Bangladesh Ambassador to the UAE Mohammad Imran received the prime Minister at the airport. After making nearly six and a half hours stopover in Abu Dhabi, Hasina left for Dhaka at 1:35 pm local time and reached Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 8pm Bangladesh time.

Earlier on Friday morning, Sheikh Hasina reached Munich on a four-day official visit to attend Munich Security Conference (MSC) and hold bilateral talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Later in the day, Sheikh Hasina attended the opening session of the MSC. On Saturday, she held a bilateral meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

During the meeting with Merkel, Hasina sought cooperation from international community including Germany to temporarily relocate illegal Myanmar nationals living in Bangladesh to Thengar Char in Noakhali for providing them all sorts of facilities.

“We want cooperation from the international community in this matter,” she said. Besides, the meeting covered various issues of bilateral relations, including trade, investment and climate change.

After holding the meeting, she attended the panel discussion of ‘Climate Security: Good COP, Bad Cops’. At the panel discussion, Sheikh Hasina noted that climate change has become a new element of national security and said its solution should also be global as climate change requires combined, concerted and coherent actions.

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