PM returns home from Paris
DHAKA, Nov 14, 2021 (BSS) –
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home this
morning after her two-week official visit to Glasgow, London and Paris.
“A VVIP flight (BG-2109) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime
Minister and her entourage members landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International
Airport at 7:24 am,” Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told BSS.
Earlier on October 31, the Prime Minister reached Glasgow in the first leg
of her two-week visit to the United Kingdom and France.
In Glasgow, she joined the World Leaders’ Summit at COP26 and other events.
During her stay in Glasgow, on November 1 morning, the Prime Minister
attended a side event titled “CVF-Commonwealth High level Panel Discussion on
Climate Prosperity Partnership” at the Commonwealth pavilion in Scottish
Event Campus (SEC).
Following a meeting with Commonwealth General Secretary Patricia Scotland
QC, she attended the inaugural ceremony of the COP26 and addressed the event
at the same venue.
The premier attended the meeting of the leaders titled “Action and
solidarity-the Critical Decade” at the British Pavilion.
In the afternoon on the same day, Bill Gates, the founder of the Bill and
Melinda Gates paid a courtesy call on Sheikh Hasina.
Later, she attended a VVIP reception of COP26.
In the evening, Sheikh Hasina virtually attended a civic reception accorded
by the Bangladeshi community living in Scotland.
In the morning on November 2, the Prime Minister joined a high level panel
discussion on “Women and Climate Change” at the COP26 venue.
Sheikh Hasina held a meeting with First Minister of Scotland Nicola
Sturgeon at the bilateral meeting booth. She later attended the Commonwealth
In the afternoon, Prince Charles paid a courtesy call on Sheikh Hasina and
later she held bilateral meetings separately with the UK Prime Minister Boris
Johnson at the UK meeting room and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison
at the bilateral meeting booth.
Sheikh Hasina attended a side event titled “Forging a CVF COP26 Climate
Emergency Pact” at meeting Room-4 of the ground floor.
The premier also attended the closing ceremony of the World Leaders Summit.
In the evening, Sheikh Hasina joined a program at the Scottish Parliament
hosted by its speaker Alison Johnstone. She addressed a programme on
“Bangladesh Vision for Global climate prosperity” at the Scottish Parliament.
On November 3, the Prime Minister and her entourage members left Glasgow
for London by a VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines at noon.
On that day, Speaker of the British Parliament Sir Lindsay Hoyle paid a
courtesy call on Sheikh Hasina.
The premier attended some important events there including “Bangladesh
Investment Summit 2021: Building Sustainable Growth Partnership”,
international publication of Secret Document on Bangabandhu and a civic
reception of the Bangladesh community living in London.
On November 9, she and her entourage members left London for Paris by a
VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines in the morning.
Immediately after arriving in the French capital Paris, Sheikh Hasina
called on President of France Emmanuel Macron at Elysee Palace on that day.
On the same day, she also held a bilateral meeting with French Prime
Minister Jean Castex at his official residence, Matignon.
The Prime Minister attended some important events there including the prize
giving ceremony of the “UNESCO-Bangladesh, and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur
Rahman International Prize for the Creative Economy” at UNESCO headquarters,
41st General Conference of UNESCO, Paris Peace Forum and 75th anniversary of
the UNESCO at the same venue.
At the last moment of her visit, Sheikh Hasina virtually attended a civic
reception of the Bangladesh community living in France on November 13.