Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home on Saturday from
Saudi Arabia after a five-day official visit.
A Biman flight carried the Prime Minister and her delegation members from
Jeddah to Dhaka at 2.30 pm today.
During her visit, the Prime Minister held meeting with Saudi King Abdullah Bin
Abdul Aziz, custodian of two holy mosques.
She also addressed receptions accorded to her by the members of Bangladeshi
community in Saudi Arabia.
Sheikh Hasina performed the holy Umrah in Makkah.
The prime Minister paid her tributes at
the tomb of Prophet Hazrat Mohammad in Madina. She also offered Juma prayers at
The Prime Minister's delegation included Bangabandhu's youngest daughter Sheikh
Rehana, Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr
Hasan Mahmud, Labour, Employment, and Expatiate Welfare and Overseas Employment
Minister Engr Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain and State Minister for Labour and
Employment Begum Munnujan Sufian. Awami league Presidium member Kazi Zafar
Ullah, Nilufar Zafar, MP, BH Harun MP and Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad.
Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for Saudi Arabia on April 20.
It was her first visit abroad after assuming the office of the Prime Minister
On Friday at a reception at Hotel Amasi of the Saudi
city in presence of several thousand Bangladeshi people, she spelt out the
government's various plans aimed at ensuring safe migration and transfer of the
expatriates' earned money.
The PM told the function that she would take
initiative to convince the Saudi government to allow the stay of the
expatriates' adult children in Saudi Arabia, a major problem raised by the