Hasina wishes Johnson with mangoes, flowers
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, now in London on an official visit, has sent Bangladesh’s famous mangoes along with flowers to newly appointed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as a mark of her good wishes for Johnson.
"The honourable prime minister sent Rajshahi Fazli, the king of mango, along with flowers to Boris Johnson after his assumption of office as the prime minister of the United Kingdom on Thursday," PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told UNB over phone from London.
He said two officials of the Bangladesh High Commission in London handed over the delicious mangoes and flowers to the officials concerned at 10 Downing Street, the official residence and the office of the British Prime Minister, in London on Thursday morning (local time).
The press secretary said the officials of the British prime minister cordially received the gifts of his Bangladesh counterpart and said that they would take those to Boris Johnson.
Earlier, the prime minister sent same gifts to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace in the British capital, Karim added.
Sheikh Hasina went to London on July 19 to attend Bangladeshi envoys’ conference and other programmes.
The prime minister, meanwhile, underwent a successful surgery in her left eye in a London hospital on July 22.
She is expected to return home on August 5.