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PM returns home

Published : 27 Dec 2021 10:57 PM | Updated : 28 Dec 2021 02:24 PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in Dhaka on Monday  afternoon wrapping up her maiden six-day bilateral visit to the Maldives.

"A special VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the premier  and her entourage members arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, 

Dhaka at 5:30 pm, today (Monday)," Prime Minister's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told BSS.

Earlier, the flight departed from the Velana International Airport at 1:20 pm (Maldives local time) Monday. The prime minister reached Maldives on December 22 at the invitation of  the country's President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

On the second day of her visit on December 23, two MoUs on Recruitment of  Qualified Health Professionals and Cooperation in the Areas of Youth and  Sports Development and an agreement on the Elimination of Double Taxation  with Respect to the Taxes on Income and the Prevention of Tax Evasion and  Avoidance were signed.

Apart from this, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the areas of  Healthcare and Medical Sciences was renewed between Bangladesh and Maldives'  health ministries.

Bangladesh also gifted 13 military vehicles to the Maldives as a token of  friendship between the two South Asian nations.

A joint communiqué was issued following the bilateral talks and the  handing over ceremony of the instruments.

   During the visit, the Bangladesh premier had separate meetings with the  Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Maldivian Vice-President Faisal  Naseem, Speaker of the People's Majlis, national parliament, Mohammed Nasheed  and Chief Justice Uz Ahmed Muthasim Adnan.

   The prime minister addressed the Maldives parliament on December 23  afternoon. 

  Sheikh Hasina attended a state banquet hosted by the Maldivian President  and the country's First Lady in her honor.

   On December 24, she joined a virtual community reception accorded by the  Bangladeshi expatriates in Male.