President reaches London from UAE for health check up

Publish: 7:59 PM, March 6, 2024 | Update: 7:59 PM, March 6, 2024

President Mohammed Shahabuddin reached United Kingdom (UK) from United Arab Emirates (UAE) last night (Bangladesh Time) for a health check up.

“The President reached London at 04:30 pm (London time) from Dubai starting to fly at 12:30 pm (local time) on Tuesday by an aircraft of Emirates Airlines,” Md Ashequn Nabi Chowdhury, press minister at the High Commission of Bangladesh in London, the United Kingdom (UK), told BSS today.

Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem and senior officials concerned received the President at the Heathrow Airport, London last night (Bangladesh time).

President’s wife Dr Rebecca Sultana and secretaries concerned to the Bangabhaban are accompanying him.

Upon  his arrival at the city of Cambridge, President Shahabuddin was greeted with flowers by the expatriate Bengalis and UK unit of Bangladesh Awami League leaders.

UK unit of AL’s Senior Vice-President Alhaj Jalal Uddin, General Secretary Syed Sajidur Rahman Faruk,  Joint-General Secretary Naeem Uddin Riaz, Organizing Secretary Abdul Ahad Chowdhury, Cambridge Awami League President Saidur Rahman Pappu and General Secretary Maksudur Rahman, among others, were present.

Earlier, the Head of the State left Dhaka on March 3 on a 10-day visit to UAE and the UK for health checkup.

On October 18, 2023, the 74-year-old President Shahabuddin underwent a cardiac bypass surgery abroad.

The President is expected to return home from London on March 13.