PM Sheikh Hasina flies to Sweden via London


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has left for Sweden via London on Tuesday for the first-ever bilateral visit.

A VIP Biman Bangladesh flight left Dhaka with the prime minister and her delegation on Tuesday at 12:10pm. The flight is scheduled to arrive in London on Tuesday night.

She will stopover in London for a day to spend time with family members. Her niece Tulip Siddiq has been re-elected MP in the British elections on Jun 8.

This will be the first ever bilateral visit (June 15-16) by any head of state of Bangladesh to Sweden. The premier will have a stopover in London, he told journalists in the morning.

Sweden was one of the first countries in Europe that supported Bangladesh in 1971.  Feb 4, 2017 marked the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

Her visit will be followed by a joint statement. She is scheduled to return home June 17.