After attending the 18th SAARC Summit, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left the Nepalese capital for home on Friday morning. The summit held in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal on November 26-27.
A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage took off from Tribhuvan International Airport at 10:50 am (local time).
Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal Prakash Man Singh and Bangladesh Ambassador to Nepal Mashfee Binte Shams saw the Prime Minister off at the airport. The Bangladesh Prime Minister was also given a guard of honour at the airport, UNB reports.
Hasina is expected to arrive at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 12:20 pm.
On Wednesday, the Prime Minister attended the inaugural session of the two-day Saarc Summit at City Hall (Rashtriya Sabha Griha), Bhrikuti Mandap, Kathmandu.
In her address, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged all the Saarc leaders to lend their support to advance implementation of the agreed regional outcomes on connectivity, putting aside their differences as the association's achievements have been modest so far compared to expectations.
In the afternoon, the Prime Minister had a meeting with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif, Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala and Afghan President Dr Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.
In the evening, she attended a banquet hosted by Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala in honour of heads of state and government and their spouses.
On November 27, Sheikh Hasina attended the closing session of the 18th Saarc Summit at the City Hall (Rashtriya Sabha Griha) which adopted a 36-point Kathmandu declaration.