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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in the Thai capital on Saturday on her way to South Korea in her maiden Seoul tour hours after her departure from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.
Senior Thai foreign ministry officials received her at the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok along with Bangladesh ambassador to Thailand as a Thai airways aircraft carrying the premier
landed at local time 4 pm taking off from Dhaka at 1.50 pm (BST).
"The prime minister is making a stopover at the airport (for six hours) while she is scheduled to leave at 11 pm (Thai time) for Seoul," a spokesman for the prime minister's press wing informed.Deputy Leader of Parliament Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury, Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury, Textiles and Jute Minister Abdul Latif Siddique, Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni, Prime Minister's Adviser HT Imam, ruling Awami League's acting general secretary Mahbub-ulAlam Hanif, Chief Whip Vice Principal Abdus Shahid, diplomats, senior civil and military officials including chiefs of three services earlier saw her off at the
The Bangladesh delegation is expected to reach Seoul at 6:30 am (local time) on May 16 on a three-day tour where Sheikh Hasina will address the opening ceremony of the 66th session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) on May 17.