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PM reaches New York

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 01:19 PM, 20 September 2021   Updated: 02:55 PM, 20 September 2021

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina - File Photo

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina - File Photo

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached New York in the USA on Sunday evening to attend the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

"A VVIP chartered flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BG-1902) carrying the premier and her entourage members arrived at 5:40 pm (local time) on Sunday at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York," Prime Minister's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told media.

Bangladesh Ambassador to USA M Shahidul Islam and Bangladesh Permanent Representative to United Nations (UN) Ambassador Rabab Fatima received the Premier at the airport, he said.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam, among others, are accompanying the Prime Minister.

A ceremonial motorcade later escorted Sheikh Hasina to Lotte New York Palace where she will be staying during her visit to USA.

After a two-day stopover in Helsinki, the Premier left the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport for New York at 4:16 pm (the Finish capital time).

Earlier, on September 17, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached Helsinki en route to New York, USA to attend the 76th UNGA.

The Premier and her entourage members departed from the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA), Dhaka for Helsinki at 9:23 am on the same day.

En route to New York, Sheikh Hasina made the two-day stopover at Helsinki.

The Prime Minister will stay in New York till September 24 as part of an official visit to attend the UNGA and a number of high-level events there.

During her stay in New York, Sheikh Hasina will address the General Debate of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN Headquarters on September 24.

After wrapping up her USA visit, Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to leave Washington for Dhaka on September 30 and will return home on October 1 following a stopover in Helsinki.