Sheikh Hasina , the former Prime Minister of Bangladesh and the leader of Bangladesh Awami League arrived in Washington on Thursday , 15 March. Her son Sajeeb Wazed Joy, who was chosen by the World Economic Forum as one of the top 250 young global leaders , received Hasina at Dulles International Airport. In the Airport she was flanked by friends and fans and also by the members of the US Awami League.
Sheikh Hasina in a brief remark said that this was exclusively her private visit. She would like to visit her ailing daughter-in law Christine Wazed and her grand daughter Sophia. She would also visit her daughter Sayema Wazed . Hasina said that although her heart was with the people of Bangladesh, she needed some time to see her family members.