PM off to London
UNB, Dhaka :
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday left Dhaka for London on an official visit to the United Kingdom.
A Biman Bangladesh Airlines VVIP flight carrying the prime minister and her entourage took off from Hazrat Shahjalal nternational Airport here for London at 9:35 am.
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, PM's Advisr HT Imam, Jatiya Sangsad Chief Whip Noor-e-Alam Chowdhury Liton, State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Mahbub Ali and State Minister for Religion Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah
were present at the airport to see her off.
Besides, the cabinet secretary, the chiefs of Bangladesh Army and Bangladesh Navy, the acting chief of the Bangladesh Air Force, the dean of the diplomatic corps, the British high commissioner to Bangladesh and high civil and military officials were present.
The flight is scheduled to reach Heathrow International Airport in London at 3:55 pm (local time) on Friday.
Bangladesh High Commissioner in London Saida Muna Tasnim will receive the prime minister at the airport.
"During the visit, the prime minister will attend a Conference of Bangladesh Envoys (in Europe) in London tomorrow," PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said.
At the advice of Bangladeshi doctors, the prime minister will also receive eye treatment in London, he said.
The prime minister is expected to return home on August 5.