PM leaves for UK
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has left Dhaka this morning on a six-day visit to the United Kingdom.
A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and her entourage took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 9:45am.
The flight is expected to reach Heathrow International Airport at 3:30pm (local time).
This is her personal visit and she has hardly any official engagement with the British government there, diplomatic sources in Dhaka and London told The Daily Star.
According to the sources, she may have a medical checkup and undergo eye treatment in the UK.
Hasina is also expected to meet her niece Tulip Siddiq, who has recently been elected a British MP.
On June 14, Hasina would be accorded a reception in London on behalf of expatriate Bangladeshis for her outstanding achievements in different fields, including the implementation of the much-awaited Land Boundary Agreement with India, news agencies BSS and UNB reported, quoting the PM's press secretary.
She is scheduled to return home on June 18.