PM returns home from Saudi Arabia

Publish: 12:57 PM, October 20, 2018 | Update: 12:57:PM, October 20, 2018

DHAKA  – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home in the early hours of today concluding her four-day official visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of King and Custodian of two Holy Mosques Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

A Biman Bangladesh Airlines VVIP flight carrying the Premier and her entourage members landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here at 1.25 am.

During the visit to Saudi Arabia, the Prime Minister had an audience with the Saudi King at Royal Palace in Riyadh and joined a lunch hosted by the King in her honour.

She also held a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Defense Minister Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz and discussed issues relating to bilateral interests.

The Prime Minister held a meeting with the leaders of the Council of Saudi Chamber and the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce.

Following the meeting, five memorandums of understanding (MoUs) regarding cooperation in industrial and power sectors were signed between Dhaka and Riyadh.

The Premier inaugurated Bangladesh Chancery Building in the Diplomatic Quarters in Riyadh and laid the foundation stone of the Chancery Building of Bangladesh Consulate General in Jeddah.

Sheikh Hasina performed Umrah in Makkah and offered ziarat at Rowza of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) at Masjid Al-Nabawi in Madinah.