President Md. Abdul Hamid returned home Tuesday (Oct 26) morning after a 15-day visit to Germany and United Kingdom for health checkup and treatment of eyes. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the President and his entourage members landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 8:40 a.m., President's Deputy Press Secretary Munsi Jalal Uddin told media.
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, Dean of Diplomatic Corps Archbishop George Kocherry, British High Commissioner in Dhaka Robert Chatterton Dickson, Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam, Chief of Army Staff, Acting Chief of Naval Staff, Assistant Chief of Air Staff (operations), Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Senior Secretary of Home Ministry's Public Security Division, Chargé d'affaires of Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Dhaka and other civil and military high officials concerned received the President at the airport.
Earlier, the head of the state left London Heathrow Airport for Dhaka at 5:50 p.m. (London time) yesterday. Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneen and senior officials of Bangladesh Mission in London saw the President off at the airport.
On Oct 9, the President along with his wife Rashida Khanam and other entourage members departed from Dhaka for Germany's capital Berlin. He later reached London from Berlin on Oct 19.
The 77-year-old President has been suffering from Glaucoma for long.
He used to have his health checkup in London and Germany while he was the Speaker in the Jatiyo Sangsad (National Parliament).