London, Sept 21 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived here en route to New York on a weeklong official visit to the United States to join the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister departed Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 9:55 am and landed at Heathrow Airport in London at 3:50 pm (local time).
Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Nazmul Qaunine welcomed the Prime Minister at the airport.
After a two-day stopover in London, she will leave for New York on Sunday morning by a British Airways flight. The flight is scheduled to reach Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey at 1:40 pm (local time).
Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA Mohammad Ziauddin and Bangladesh permanent representative to the UN Masud Bin Momen will receive her at the airport.
After the reception at the airport, a ceremonial motorcade will escort the Prime Minister to Hotel Grand Hyatt New York where she will stay during her visit to the USA.