PM’s press confce today

Staff Correspondent

2nd October, 2018 10:48:17 printer

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will hold a press conference today to brief journalists on the outcome of her recent weeklong visit to the United States.

The press conference will be held at the premier’s official residence Ganobhaban at 4:00pm, PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said on Tuesday.

Sheikh Hasina went to the USA to attend the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 21 and returned home on October 1.

During her visit, the premier delivered the country statement in Bangla at the 73rd session of UN General Assembly at UN Headquarters in New York.

She demanded immediate and effective implementation of the agreement signed between Myanmar and the UN to resolve the ongoing Rohingya crisis.

On the sidelines of the UNGA session, she attended a number of high-level events and placed some specific proposals in continuation of her previous five-point proposal to end the Rohingya crisis.

The premier had a meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and joined a reception hosted by US President Donald Trump. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also met her at her hotel suite in New York.

She also held bilateral meetings with some world leaders and heads of international organisations, including Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, Dutch Queen Maxima and OIC Secretary General.

During the tour, the premier received prestigious awards — International Achievement Award given by Inter Press Service, a global news agency, for her humanitarian and responsible in hosting Rohingya and 2018 Special Recognition for Outstanding Leadership Award given by Global Hope Coalition for dynamic and farsighted leadership in addressing Rohingya crisis.

Sheikh Hasina also addressed a press conference and attended a reception accorded to her by the Bangladesh community in the USA.