Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached Helsinki, the capital of Finland this evening, on her route to New York, USA to attend the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
“A VVIP chartered flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines landed at the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport carrying the premier and her entourage members at 3:40pm (the Finish capital time) ,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim confirmed BSS this evening.
Bangladesh’s Non-Resident Ambassador to Finland Md Nazmul Islam received the premier at the airport, he said.
Among others, Foreign Minister Dr A.K. Abdul Momen, MP, and State Minister for Foreign Md Shahriar Alam accompanied the premier.
Earlier, the flight carrying the premier and her entourage members left the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA), Dhaka for Helsinki at 9:23 am today.
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali, Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Dr. Ahmad Kaikaus and other senior civil and military officials saw the premier off at the airport.
This is the premier’s maiden foreign tour after one and a half years since she visited Italy in February, 2020.
The prime minister will stay in New York from September 19 to 24 as part of an official visit to attend the UNGA and a number of high-level events there.
On the way to New York, Sheikh Hasina will make a stopover at Helsinki, the capital of Finland for two days.
The prime minister will leave Helsinki at 4pm (the Finish capital time) for New York on September 19 and is scheduled to reach John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, USA at 6 pm local time the same day.
During her stay in New York, Sheikh Hasina will address the General Debate of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN Headquarters on September 24.