Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s press conference has begun to inform the media about the results of her visit to Japan, the United States and the United Kingdom.
The press conference started at Ganabhaban, the Prime Minister’s official residence, at around 4 pm today.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for Tokyo on April 25 on the first leg of her three-nation tour. He visited Japan at the invitation of his Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida.
During her stay in Tokyo, Sheikh Hasina and her Japanese counterpart witnessed the exchange of 8 agreements signed between Dhaka and Tokyo to enhance cooperation in agriculture, metro rail, industrial development, ship-recycling, customs affairs, intellectual property, defence, ICT and cyber security, etc. Memorandum of Understanding.
Sheikh Hasina held a courtesy call on Japanese Emperor Naruhito and a bilateral meeting with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida.
The Prime Minister also attended an investment summit and community reception on April 27, handing over ‘Friends of Liberation War Honour’ to 4 Japanese nationals for their contribution to the great liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971.
He also attended several bilateral meetings with Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi as well as leaders of JICA, JETRO, JEBIC, JBPFL and JBCCCEC.
In the second leg of the visit, the Prime Minister attended a program to mark 50 years of Bangladesh-World Bank partnership in Washington DC. He also attended a roundtable meeting with US business leaders and separate meetings with the new World Bank President Ajay Banga and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva. Apart from this, he also attended a civic reception.
On the third leg of her visit to London, the Prime Minister traveled from Washington DC to attend the coronation of Charles III and his wife Camilla as King and Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth states.
In London, Sheikh Hasina exchanged views with King Charles III and held a bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
British Foreign Secretary James Cleverley and his wife Susanna met Sparks at her residence at the Claridge’s Hotel in London.
He met there with King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jesun Pema of Bhutan.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Patricia Scotland also met Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her residence. Sheikh Hasina returned home on May 9.