Desk Report, 26 May:
President M Abdul Hamid returned home this morning after an 11-day visit to London and Germany for health checkup and treatment of eyes.
“A VVIP flight (BG 202) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the President and his entourage members landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10:26 am,” President’s Deputy Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad told BSS.
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, Agriculture Minister Dr
Md. Abdur Razzaque, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, Dean of Diplomatic Corps
and Ambassador of Vatican to Bangladesh Archbishop George Kocherry, British
High Commissioner in Dhaka Robert Chatterton Dickson, Ambassador of Germany
to Bangladesh Peter Fahrenholtz, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam,
chiefs of the three services, Prime Minister Office (PMO)’s Principal
Secretary, Foreign Secretary, Inspector General of Police (IGP) and high
civil and military officials received the President at the airport.
The head of the state had health checkup at Bupa Cromwell Hospital and
treatment of eyes at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and another medical
check-up at Frankfurt in Germany.
Earlier, the President left Heathrow Airport for Dhaka at 1902 hrs (London
Local time). Bangladesh High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK) Saida
Muna Tasneen and senior officials of Bangladesh Mission in London saw him off
at the airport.
On May 15 last, the national flag carrier aircraft carrying the President
and his entourage members left Dhaka for London.
Earlier, the 75-year-old President Hamid conducted his health check-up in
London in July last year.
Abdul Hamid has been suffering from Glaucoma since long. He used to have
his health checkup in London when he was the Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad