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Nirmal Barman

2018-04-30 10:29:18 BdST

PM returns home from Australia


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home from Sydney in the early hours of Monday wrapping up her three-day official visit to Australia to join the Global Summit of Women.

In the summit, the prime minister was conferred on the prestigious Global Women's Leadership Award-2018.

A Thai Airways flight carrying the prime minister and her entourage members landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 12.50 am.

On her way home from Sydney, the prime minister made a nearly one hour stopover in the Thai capital of Bangkok.

Earlier, the prime minister departed Kingsford Smith International Airport in Sydney for Dhaka at 4 pm local time (12 noon BST).

Bangladesh High Commissioner to Australia Md Sufiur Rahman saw the prime minister off at the airport.

In Sydney, the prime minister received the prestigious Global Women's Leadership Award-2018 on Friday at a gala dinner at International Convention Centre (ICC).

The US-based Global Summit of Women conferred the award on Sheikh Hasina for her leadership in women's education and entrepreneurship in Bangladesh.

The prime minister held a meeting with Australian counterpart Malcom Turnbull at his residence on S6aturday, while Vietnamese Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop called on her in the Intercontinental Sydney Hotel.

Sheikh Hasina visited Western Sydney University and joined a community event at Sofitel Hotel in Sydney on Saturday.

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