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President Mahmoud Abbas leaves Dhaka

3 February 2017, 4:49:24

Staff Correspondent:Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas left Dhaka for home on Friday afternoon wrapping up his three-day official visit to Bangladesh.

A special aircraft carrying the Palestinian President and his entourage left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here around 3 pm this afternoon.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina saw Mahmoud Abbas off at the airport and presented him a bouquet of flowers.

Earlier that, a smartly turned out contingent gave a static guard of honour to Mahmoud Abbas.

Finance Minister AMA Muhith, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam, PM's Principal Secretary Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury, Senior PMO Secretary Suraiya Begum and Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque were also present at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital.

During his stay in Dhaka, Mahmoud Abbas met President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban and led the Palestinian delegation to the official talks with Bangladesh at the Prime Minister's Office on Thursday.

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