President Hamid returns home from Nepal
Published : Friday, 15 November, 2019 at 7:32 PM Count : 158
President Abdul Hamid on Friday returned to Bangladesh from Nepal after a four-day visit at the invitation of his Nepalese counterpart Bidhya Devi Bhandari.
A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the President left Tribhuvan International Airport at 5pm and landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 6:30pm, UNB reports.
A farewell ceremony was held at the airport area where Bidhya Devi Bhandhari saw off President Hamid.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, the dean of diplomatic corps, chiefs of the three forces, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Inspector General of Police, senior civil and military officials were present at the airport to receive the President.
During the trip, Foreign Minister of Nepal Pradeep Kumar Gyawali called on President Hamid at hotel Marriott Kathmandu on the day of his arrival.
President Hamid visited the Unesco heritage site Bhaktapur Durbar Square and various temples in Kathmandu on the first day and joined a dinner hosted by Ambassador of Bangladesh to Nepal at Bangladesh House of Bansbari in Kathmandu.
During the visit, Chairman of the National Assembly (Upper House) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina, former prime minister and Co-chairman of the Nepal Communist Party (ruling party) Pushpa Kamal Dahal, President of the Nepali Congress Party and Leader of the Opposition Sher Bahadur Deuba and Prime Minister and Chairman of the Nepal Communist Party KP Sharma Oli also called on President Hamid on November 13.
Besides, a bilateral meeting between the Presidents of the two countries was held on the same day at Sital Niwas (Presidential House) of Nepal.
Abdul Hamid also visited Pokhara on November 14 and enjoyed the beautiful view of the Himalayas.
Secretaries concerned to the President and his family members accompanied him.