Maldives rolled out the red carpet to welcome Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as she arrived here yesterday on her maiden six-day bilateral visit at the invitation of the county’s President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
“A special VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her entourage members landed at the Velana International Airport at 3pm local time,” Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told.
Maldivian state minister for foreign affairs received the premier while a static guard of honor was given to her. Later, she was escorted to the place of residence in a ceremonial motorcade.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be formally received by Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih tomorrow (On December 23) while a guard of honor and other ceremonial will be accorded to the Bangladesh’s head of the government.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque and Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmad are accompanying the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Earlier, the special VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) at 12.10pm yesterday.
During her visit, four instruments, including two Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs), are likely to be signed tomorrow (December 23).