President returns home after 18-day medical tour
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President Abdul Hamid returned home Tuesday morning, wrapping up his 18-day tour of Germany and the United Kindom for a health check-up and the treatment of an eye problem.
"A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the President and his entourage landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 8.40am," President's Deputy Press Secretary Munsi Jalal Uddin told UNB.
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, Foreign Affairs Minister AK Abdul Momen, Dean of Diplomatic Corps Archbishop George Kocherry, British High Commissioner in Dhaka Robert Chatterton Dickson, Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam, Army Chief, Acting Navy Chief, Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister's Office, and other senior officials received the President at the airport.
President Hamid left London's Heathrow Airport for Dhaka at 5.50 pm (London time) Monday.
Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneen and senior officials of the country's mission in London saw off the President at the airport.
On October 9, the President, his wife Rashida Khanam and other entourage members left Dhaka for German capital Berlin. He travelled to London from Berlin on October 19.
The 77-year-old President has long been suffering from glaucoma, a group of eye conditions that damage the optical nerve.