President Returns Home After Overseas Treatment

The President M Abdul Hamid returned home on Tuesday, after a visit of 15 days to Germany and the UK to undergo a health check-up and treatment for eyes.

"A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines that carried the president and entourage was able to land in Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 8:40am," the President's Vice Press Secretary Munsi Jalal Uddin said to BSS.

Liberation Minister for War Affairs 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 the Army Staff, Acting Chief of Naval Staff, Assistant Chief of Air Staff (operations), Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Senior Secretary of the Home Minister's Public Security Division, Charge for the The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Dhaka as well as other high military and civil officials were present when the President arrived on the way to the airport.

Prior to that, the chief of state had was able to leave London Heathrow Airport for Dhaka at 5:50 pm (London time) yesterday.

Bangladesh Ambassador to Bangladesh High Commissioner to United Kingdom (UK) Saida Muna Tasneen and other senior officials from the Bangladesh Mission in London saw the President depart from the terminal.

On the 9th of October the President and his spouse Rashida Khanam, and the others from his entourage left Dhaka heading for the capital city of Germany Berlin. The President later arrived in London after departing Berlin on the 19th of October.

The President's age is 77 and is suffering from Glaucoma for a long time.

He would have an annual health check-up during his time in London and Germany as he was the Speaker for the Jatiya Sangsad (Parliament).