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PM returns from Canada

June 14, 2018 00:00:00

High civil and military officials greet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina upon her arrival at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the city on Tuesday night after wrapping up her four-day official visit to Canada — PID photo

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned to Dhaka, wrapping up a four-day visit to Canada to attend the Outreach Session of the G7 Summit, reports bdnews24.com.

She landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 11:15 pm on Tuesday from Toronto Pearson International Airport by Emirates Airlines plane after a stopover in Dubai.

At the G7 outreach meeting in Quebec on Saturday, she presented four proposals, urging the international community, especially the G7 countries, to take steps to ensure safe return of the Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.

Hasina also called for steps to ensure accountability of those involved in the atrocities that forced the members of the ethnic minority to flee their country.

The prime minister met her Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on Sunday and asked him to extradite Noor Chowdhury, a convicted killer of her father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

She met Bangladeshi expatriates in Toronto the same day and highlighted the importance of Awami League staying in power for Bangladesh to be developed further.

Before starting for Dhaka on Monday afternoon, the prime minister met Canada's Special Envoy to Myanmar Bob Rae, Minister of Trade and Export Development, and Immigration and Career Training of Saskatchewan Jeremy Harrison, and Canadian Commercial Corporation President and CEO Martin Zablocki.

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