Prime minister Sheikh Hasina left Washington on Monday for London on her way back home wrapping up her 16-day visit to the United States.
“A United Airlines flight carrying the prime minister and her entourage took off from Dulles International Airport in Washington for London at 10:15 pm on Monday (local time),” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told UNB over phone from Washington.
Bangladesh ambassador to the USA Mohammad Ziauddin and permanent representative to the United Nations Masud Bin Momen saw the prime minister off at the airport.
The flight is scheduled to land at Heathrow International Airport in London at 10 am (local time) today.
Bangladesh high commissioner to the UK Nazmul Qaunine will receive Sheikh Hasina at the airport. After a three-day stay in the British capital, the prime minister will return home on 7 October.
Sheikh Hasina travelled to the US capital from New York on 22 September after attending the 72nd UNGA session.
After staying in Washington for a week, she was scheduled to return home on 2 October via London. But, the date was deferred as the prime minister underwent a gallbladder surgery at a Washington hospital on 25 September.
Sheikh Hasina arrived in New York on 17 September to join the UN’s annual event.