PM returns home 

PM returns home 


DHAKA, Dec 27, 2021 (BSS) –

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived here this
afternoon wrapping up her maiden six-day bilateral visit to the Maldives.

“A special VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the premier
and her entourage members arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport,
Dhaka at 5:30 pm,today ” Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told BSS.

Earlier, the flight departed from the Velana International Airport at 1:20 pm (Maldives local time) today.

The prime minister reached Maldives on December 22 at the invitation of
the country’s President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

On the second day of her visit on December 23, two MoUs on Recruitment of
Qualified Health Professionals and Cooperation in the Areas of Youth and
Sports Development and an agreement on the Elimination of Double Taxation
with Respect to the Taxes on Income and the Prevention of Tax Evasion and
Avoidance were signed.

Apart from this, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the areas of
Healthcare and Medical Sciences was renewed between Bangladesh and Maldives’
health ministries.

Bangladesh also gifted 13 military vehicles to the Maldives as a token of
friendship between the two South Asian nations.

A joint communiqué was issued following the bilateral talks and the
handing over ceremony of the instruments.

During the visit, the Bangladesh premier had separate meetings with the
Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Maldivian Vice-President Faisal
Naseem, Speaker of the People’s Majlis, national parliament, Mohammed Nasheed
and Chief Justice Uz Ahmed Muthasim Adnan.

The prime minister addressed the Maldives parliament on December 23

Sheikh Hasina attended a state banquet hosted by the Maldivian President
and the country’s First Lady in her honor.

On December 24, she joined a virtual community reception accorded by the
Bangladeshi expatriates in Male