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PM returns home from Cambodia

PM returns home from Cambodia

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home on Tuesday (Dec 5) wrapping up her three-day official visit to Cambodia. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and members of her entourage landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 4:30 p.m.

The PM left Cambodia around 1:45 p.m. while Bangladesh ambassador to Thailand and Cambodia accredited Saida Muna Tasneem, Cambodia's Women Affairs Minister Ing Kuntha Phavi and Assistant Minister of Foreign and International Affairs Eta Sofia came to see her off at the airport, local media reports said.

During the visit, Bangladesh and Cambodia signed an agreement and nine memorandums of understanding (MoU) to boost trade and investment relations, and enhance cooperation in various fields like tourism, agriculture, civil aviation, ICT and technical education.

Hasina led the Bangladesh side at the official talks with Cambodia. She also had a royal audience with King of Cambodia Norodom Sihamon. She joined a business dialogue arranged by the Cambodian Chamber and attended an official dinner hosted by the Cambodian premier.

The Bangladesh premier placed a wreath at the Independence Monument at Phnom Penh. She paid homage to late King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk by laying a wreath at his Royal Memorial Statue.

Former Cambodian prime minister and President of Funcinpec, a Cambodian royal party, Norodom Ranariddh paid a courtesy call on her in her hotel suite.