President returns home from India

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DHAKA, May 31, 2019 (BSS) – President M Abdul Hamid returned home this afternoon after a three-day official visit to New Delhi for attending the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as Indian Prime Minister.

A VVIP special flight (BG 1514) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Limited carrying the President and his entourage members landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at around 4.50 pm.

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, Dean of Diplomatic Corps, Ambassador of Vatican to Bangladesh Archbishop George Kocherry, chiefs of the three services, and high civil and military officials received the President at the airport.

The head of the state left Indira Gandi International Airport at around 2.10 pm (local time).

Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali and Indian High commissioner in Dhaka Riva Ganguly Das and senior officials saw him off at the airport.

President Hamid earlier left Dhaka for New Delhi on Wednesday last.