The president was apprised by the prime minister about the overall activities of the government
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made a courtesy call on President M Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Wednesday evening.
“The prime minister discussed different state-level issues, especially her recent visit to the USA to take part in the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA),” president’s Deputy Press Secretary Munshi Jalal Uddin told BSS.
The president congratulated the prime minister on receiving the “SDG Progress Award” in recognition of her leadership in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), declared by the United Nations.
The president appreciated the overall role of the prime minister in the UN session.
The Bangabhaban spokesman said during the meeting, the president and prime minister enquired about each other’s health.
The president also wished the prime minister on the occasion of her 75th birthday on September 28.
The president was apprised by the prime minister about the overall activities of the government, especially the steps taken to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic and the ongoing vaccination program.
Earlier, the prime minister reached the Bangabhaban at 6:30pm and left the president’s palace at about 8pm.
On her arrival, the premier was received by President Abdul Hamid and his spouse Rashida Khanam with a bouquet. President’s son Rejwan Ahammad Taufiq, MP was also present there.
The prime minister also presented a bouquet to the head of the state.
Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus, and senior officials concerned to the president and the prime minister’s office were present during the meeting.
Sheikh Hasina went to New York on September 19 to attend the 76th UNGA in person which was her maiden foreign tour after two years since the Covid-19 outbreak.
She spent busy days during the New York visit from September 19-24 and joined 10 high voltage meetings, including the main session of the 76th UNGA and eight bilateral talks there.
During the UNGA in New York, PM Sheikh Hasina on the very first day of her visit on September 20, was conferred with “SDG Progress Award” by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) for Bangladesh's highest success in attaining SDG during 2015-2020.
Sustainable Development Solutions Network President and renowned economist Professor Jeffery Sachs handed over the award to Sheikh Hasina.
The prime minister addressed the general debate of UNGA where she spoke in Bengali this time following the footprint of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.