PM leaves Madrid for home after joining COP25

Publish: 9:27 PM, December 3, 2019 | Update: 9:27:PM, December 3, 2019

MADRID,  – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left here for home this morning after wrapping up her three-day official visit to Spain to join the “Heads of State and Government Summit” of the 25th Annual Conference of Parties (COP25).

A Biman Bangladesh Airlines special flight carrying the premier and her entourage members took off from the Madrid Torrejon Airport at 9:30am (local time).

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the World Tourism Organization Hassan Mahmood Khandker saw the prime minister off at the airport. The flight is scheduled to land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka at 12:40am on Wednesday (BST).

The COP25 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is being held from December 2-13 in Madrid under the Presidency of Chile and with logistical support from Spain. Earlier on Sunday afternoon, the premier arrived at Madrid.

On Monday morning, the prime minister attended the inaugural ceremony of the COP25 at Feria de Madrid (IFEMA), the largest exhibition complex in Spain and one of the most important venues in Europe following a bilateral meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

President of the European Council Charles Michel later paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. She joined a general roundtable titled “National plans to increase ambition by 2020″ and a photo session.

Sheikh Hasina attended an official luncheon hosted by the president of Spain in honour of the heads of state and government attending the COP25.

She later joined a dialogue titled ‘Enhancing Action Together” between governments and civil society. The premier held a meeting with Spanish President Pedro Sanchez at Feria de Madrid (IFEMA). She joined a reception hosted by the King and the Queen of Spain at Royal Palace on Monday evening.