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PM leaves for London en route to Dhaka

16 June 2017,Friday, 22:29

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Stockholm for London today en route home after wrapping up her three-day bilateral official visit to Sweden at the invitation of her Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven.

A British Airways flight carrying the prime minister and members of her entourage departed Arlanda Airport for London at 1:30pm local time, reports BSS.

Bangladesh Ambassador to Sweden Md Golam Sarwar saw the premier off at the airport.

The flight is scheduled to reach Heathrow International Airport in London at 3:15 pm local time.

After making three-hour stopover in the British capital, the prime minister will depart for home and reach Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 11:05 am tomorrow.

This was the first-ever bilateral official visit by any head of government or state of Bangladesh to Sweden.

During the visit, the Bangladesh premier held the official talks with Stefan Lofven at the Prime Minister’s Office in Stockholm.

Before the talks, the two leaders had a tete-a-tete at the same venue.

Sheikh Hasina joined a lunch hosted in her honour by the Swedish premier.

The prime minister had an audience with Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf at the Audience Room of the Royal Palace. he visited Swedish Parliament and held a meeting with acting Speaker Tobias Billstrom.

Swedish Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lovin and Minister for Justice and Migration Morgan Johansson called on the prime minister at the Foreign Office and at Grand Hotel respectively.

The prime minister joined a business dialogue of Bangladesh-Sweden Business and Investment Forum and attended a community reception.

CEO of H&M Karl-Johan Persson and President of Investor Jacob Wallenberg, Vice-President of Investor Marcus Wallenberg and CEO of ABB Sweden Johan Soderstrom called on the prime minister separately.


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