Published:  04:13 PM, 09 June 2019

PM to address press conference on tri-nation tour today

PM to address press conference on tri-nation tour today
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will address a press conference today to brief the media about the outcome of her 11-day tri-nation official visit to Japan, Saudi Arabia and Finland.

“The press conference will be held at her official Ganabhaban residence at 5pm tomorrow (Sunday),” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told BSS yesterday.

The prime minister returned home yesterday morning winding up her visits to the three countries from May 28 to June 7. On May 28, the prime minister reached Tokyo, the capital of Japan, the first destination of her tri-nation visit. During her four-day stay in Japan, the two countries signed the 40th ODA deal involving US$ 2.5 billion after a bilateral meeting between Sheikh Hasina and her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. Besides, the premier attended the Nikkei International Conference on ‘The Future of Asia’ as a keynote speaker, joined a community reception accorded to her and attended a breakfast roundtable meeting with Japanese business leaders.

The Japanese family members of the Holey Artisan victims and JICA president Shinichi Kitaoka separately met Sheikh Hasina there. Concluding her visit to Japan, the prime minister went to Saudi Arabia on May 31 on the second leg of her tri-nation tour to attend the 14th OIC Summit held in Makkah at the invitation of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

During her three-day stay in Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Hasina also performed the holy Umrah in Makkah and offered Ziarat at the Rawza Mubarak of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) in Madina. Wrapping up her visit to Saudi Arabia, the premier went to Finland, the third and final destination of her tri-nation tour, on June 3.

During her five-day stay in Finland, Sheikh Hasina had a meeting with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto on June 4 and joined a community reception accorded to her by All European Awami League and Finland Awami League on June 5.


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