President returns home


DHAKA, Mar 12, 2018 (BSS) – President M Abdul Hamid today returned home after wrapping up his four-day official visit to India.

A regular aircraft of Jet Airways flight No-9W272 carrying the President and his entourage landed at Hazrat Shahjalal (R) International Airport here at 4:15 pm flying from New Delhi Indira Gandi International Airport at 2:05 pm (local time).

On his arrival at the airport, the President was received by Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury, Social Welfare Minister Rashed Khan Menon, dean of the diplomatic corps, cabinet secretary, chiefs of the three services, inspector general of police (IGP), and high civil and military officials.

Earlier, President Hamid left here for India to attend the ‘Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and Solar Summit-2018’ in New Delhi. He delivered his speech at the plenary session of the summit yesterday morning.

He held a bilateral parley with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the solar summit at Rastrapati Bhavan yesterday.

President’s spouse Rashida Khanam, son Rejwan Ahammad Taufiq, MP, and officials concerned to Bangabhaban accompanied him during his visit.

As part of the tour, President Hamid visited Indian northeastern states – Assam and Meghalaya – where he stayed for days during the 1971 Liberation War as he was a subsector commander of the war.