Desk Report: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Saudi Arabia on Monday morning for Finland, the third and final destination of her tri-nation visit, wrapping up her three-day official tour to the country.
A flight of Lufthansa Air carrying the prime minister and her entourage members departed from King Abdul Aziz International Airport, Jeddah at 1.30am (local time).
The flight will land at Helsinki International Airport, Finland after a nearly four-hour stopover at Frankfurt International Airport in Germany.
During her stay in Finland, Sheikh Hasina will have a meeting with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto on June 4.
The prime minister will leave Finland for home in the afternoon on June 7 and is scheduled to reach Dhaka the next day.
Earlier on May 28, the prime minister left Dhaka for Tokyo, the first destination of her tri-nation visit to Japan, Saudi Arabia and Finland.
During her four-day stay in Japan, the two countries signed the 40th ODA deal involving US$ 2.5 billion after a bilateral meeting between Sheikh Hasina and her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.
Besides, the premier attended the Nikkei International Conference on ‘The Future of Asia’ as a keynote speaker, joined a community reception accorded to her and attended a breakfast roundtable meeting with Japanese business leaders.
Also, the Japanese family members of the Holey Artisan victims and JICA president Shinichi Kitaoka separately met Sheikh Hasina there.
On May 31, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Japan for Saudi Arabia to attend the 14th OIC Summit 2019 held in Makkah.
During her three-day stay in Saudi Arabia, the prime minister attended the 14th session of the OIC’s Islamic Summit in Makkah, performed the holy Umrah in Makkah and offered Ziarat at the Rawza Mubarak of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) in Madina.
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