CA arrives in Jeddah | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, December 17, 2007 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 17, 2007

CA arrives in Jeddah

Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed arrived in Jeddah yesterday afternoon on his way to Makkah to perform holy Hajj.
The VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Air Ltd that carried the chief adviser (CA) and his entourage landed at the King Abdul Aziz International Airport at 2:15pm (local time and BDT 5:15pm) in Jeddah.
A royal reception was accorded to the CA on behalf of the Saudi government at the Royal Terminal of the Airport. Bangladesh Ambassador to Saudi Arabia SM Ikramul Huq, Consul General in Jeddah M Ali Akbar and the embassy officials were present on the occasion, according to a message received here last night.
After performing Umrah prior to Hajj yesterday, he will stay at the Royal Palace in Makkah Al Mukarrama.
CA's wife Neena Ahmed, Chief of Army Staff Gen Moeen U Ahmed and his wife Begum Naznin Moeen, among others, are accompanying the chief adviser.
Fakhruddin and his entourage members will go to Mina today and will stay until Tuesday Fazr prayers.
Earlier, the VVIP flight, carrying the chief adviser and his entourage, took off at 10:15am from the Zia International Airport.
Law and Information Adviser Mainul Hosein, Foreign Affairs Adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, Food and Disaster Management Adviser Tapan Chowdhury, Saudi Ambassador in Dhaka Abdullah M Al Obaid Al Namla, Quarter Master General (QMG) of Bangladesh Army Lt Gen M Jahangir Alam Chowdhury, Navy Chief Vice Admiral Sarwar Jahan Nizam, Air Force Chief Air Marshal SM Ziaur Rahman and senior civil and military officials saw off the chief adviser at the VVIP tarmac of the airport.

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