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Staff Correspondent
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will address a press conference today to brief journalists about the outcome of her recent weeklong visit to the United States to attend the 73rd UN General Assembly.
The press conference will be held at her official residence Ganobhaban at 4:00pm, PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told media on Tuesday.
The Prime Minister went to the USA on September 21 and returned home on October 1.
During her visit to the USA, Sheikh Hasina delivered the country statement at the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in Bangla. She demanded immediate and effective implementation of the agreement concluded between Myanmar and the UN over settlement of the ongoing Rohingya crisis. On the sidelines of the UNGA sessions, the Prime Minister attended a number of high-level events and placed some specific proposals in continuation of her previous five-point proposal for resolving the Rohingya crisis.
Sheikh Hasina had a meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and joined a reception hosted by US President Donald Trump. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also met her at her hotel suite in New York.
The Prime Minister also held bilateral meetings with a number of world leaders and heads of international organisations, including Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, Dutch Queen Maxima and OIC Secretary General.
During the tour, the Prime Minister received prestigious ‘International Achievement Award’ given by Inter Press Service, a global news agency, for her dynamic and farsighted leadership in addressing Rohingya crisis while Global Hope Coalition conferred her ‘2018 Special Recognition for Outstanding Leadership Award’.
She also addressed a press conference and attended a reception accorded to her by the Bangladesh community in the United States.