PM reaches Helsinki
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived Helsinki this afternoon on a five-day official visit to Finland, the third and final destination of her tri-nation tour.
A Lufthansa Air flight carrying the prime minister and her entourage members landed at Helsinki International Airport at 1:10 pm (local time).
Bangladesh Ambassador to Sweden Md Nazmul Islam and Finland Non-Resident Ambassador to Bangladesh Nina Vaskunlahti received the prime minister at the airport.
On her way to Helsinki, the prime minister made a nearly four-hour stopover at Frankfurt International Airport in Germany.
Earlier, she departed from King Abdul Aziz International Airport, Jeddah at 1:30am (local time) for Helsinki wrapping up her three-day official tour to Saudi Arabia.
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 she is scheduled to reach Dhaka the next day.
On May 28, the prime minister left Dhaka for Tokyo, the first destination of her tri-nation visits to Japan, Saudi Arabia and Finland.
During her four-day stay in Japan, the two countries signed the 40th ODA deal involving USD 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 with Japanese business leaders.
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.