The flight is scheduled to reach Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka at 6:15pm (Bangladesh time) Monday.

The prime minister reached Maldives on 22 December at the invitation of the county’s president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

On the second day of her visit on 23 December, two MoUs on Recruitment of Qualified Health Professionals and on Cooperation in the Areas of Youth and Sports Development and an agreement for the Elimination of Double Taxation with Respect to the Taxes on Income and the Prevention of Tax Evasion and Avoidance, were signed.

Apart from this, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the areas of Healthcare and Medical Sciences was renewed between Bangladesh and Maldives’ health ministries.

Bangladesh also gifted 13 military vehicles to the Maldives as a token of friendship between the two South Asian nations.

A joint communique was issued following the bilateral talks and the handing over ceremony of the instruments.

During the visit, the Bangladesh prime minister held separate meetings with the Maldivian president, Maldivian vice-president Faisal Naseem, speaker of the People’s Majlis, national parliament, Mohammed Nasheed and chief justice Uz Ahmed Muthasim Adnan.

The prime minister addressed the Maldives parliament on 23 December afternoon.

Sheikh Hasina attended a state banquet hosted by the Maldivian president and the country’s First Lady in her honour.

On 24 December, she joined a virtual community reception accorded by the Bangladeshi expatriates in Male.

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