DHAKA, 18 September 2021, (TON): Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for New York, USA via Helsinki to attend the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told media "a VVIP chartered flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines departed the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA), Dhaka for Helsinki carrying the premier and her entourage members.”
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque ,State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali,Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam,Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Dr. Ahmad Kaikaus and other senior civil and military officials saw the Prime Minister off at the airport.
This is the premier's maiden foreign tour after one and a half years since she visited Italy in February, 2020.
The prime minister will stay in New York from September 19 to 24 as part of an official visit to attend the UNGA and a number of high-level events there.
On the way to New York, Sheikh Hasina will make a stopover at Helsinki, the capital of Finland for two days.