PM leaves Budapest for Dhaka

Dhaka,  Sun,  04 December 2016
Published : 30 Nov 2016, 16:45:16

PM leaves Budapest for Dhaka

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Budapest on Wednesday morning for home after wrapping up her four-day official visit to Hungary.

A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage left Ferenc Liszt International Airport at 10:15 am (local time), reports UNB.

PM's younger sister Sheikh Rehana and Bangladesh Ambassador to Hungary M Abu Zafar along with his wife saw the Prime Minister off at the airport.  

Hasina was also given a static guard of honour at the airport. This was the first head of government-level bilateral visit between the two countries. She also attended the Budapest Water Summit 2016 in this visit.

Earlier, Sheikh Hasina arrived Hungarian capital on Sunday by a VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines.

During the tour, Bangladesh and Hungary signed three Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs).

Hasina and her Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban jointly inaugurated Bangladesh-Hungarian Business and Economic Forum.

On November 28, the Prime Minister addressed the inaugural session of the two-day Budapest Water Summit (BWS-2016).

During the summit on November 28-30, some 1,800 participants, including over a dozen of heads of state and government from 117 countries, laid down their proposed solutions for the relevant international bodies by adopting the 'Budapest Statement 2016'.

Sheikh Hasina also held a meeting with Hungarian President Dr Janos Ader at his office at the Presidential Palace.

On Tuesday morning, the Prime Minister went to Heroes' Square and showed respect to the Hungarian national heroes and unknown soldiers who died for the establishment of the country.

Later, she held bilateral talks with her Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban at Kossuth Square identifying five areas of cooperation where she was also given a formal guard of honour.

The meeting was followed by a signing ceremony of a number of agreements. Those are MoU between the Foreign Ministries of Hungary and Bangladesh; MoU on Cooperation in the Field of Water Management between the two governments; MoU on cooperation in the field of agriculture between the two countries. –RH
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