PM leaves Sydney for Dhaka
Published: 12:44 PM, 29 April 2018
Daily Bangladesh Desk
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Sydney this afternoon for home wrapping up her three-day official visit to Australia to join the Global Summit of Women.
In the summit, the prime minister was conferred on the prestigious Global Women`s Leadership Award-2018.
A Thai Airways flight carrying the prime minister and her entourage members departed Kingsford Smith International Airport here for Dhaka at 4 pm local time (12 noon BST).
Bangladesh High Commissioner to Australia Md Sufiur Rahman saw the prime minister off at the airport.
On her way home, the prime minister will make a nearly one hour stopover in the Thai capital of Bangkok and reach Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 12:50 am Bangladesh time on Monday.
Sheikh Hasina received the Global Women`s Leadership Award-2018 on Friday at a gala dinner at International Convention Centre (ICC) in Sydney.
The US-based Global Summit of Women conferred the award on Sheikh Hasina for her leadership in women`s education and entrepreneurship in Bangladesh.
The prime minister held a meeting with Australian counterpart Malcom Turnbull at his residence on Saturday, while Vietnamese Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop called on her in the Intercontinental Sydney Hotel.
Sheikh Hasina visited Western Sydney University and joined a community event at Sofitel Hotel on Saturday.
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