Staff Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached Budapest on Sunday evening on a four-day official visit at the invitation of Hungarian President Dr Janos Ader to attend the Budapest Water Summit 2016.
A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage arrived at Ferenc Liszt International Airport at 6:15 pm (local time).
Hungarian Minister of State for Security Policy and International Cooperation Istvan Mikola, Bangladesh Ambassador to Hungary M Abu Zafar, Hungarian Ambassador in Dhaka Gyula Petho and Chief of Protocol of Hungary Istvan Manno accepted the Prime Minister at the airport. A tiny got presented a flower bouquet to the Prime Minister during that time.
Sheikh Hasina was given a static guard of honour by the Hungarian armed forces after arrival at the airport.
From the Liszt International Airport in Budapest, a ceremonial motorcade escorted the Prime Minister to Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace where she will be staying during the visit.
Earlier, on the way her to Budapest from Dhaka, the special flight of the national carrier had to land at Ashgabat International Airport in Turkmenistan at 01:15 pm (Turkmenistan time) due to some technical problems in the aircraft.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina along with members of the entourage were all safe during the time.
The flight again took off from the Ashgabat International Airport when engineers concerned announced it trouble free.
When the PM’s plane was being fixed, a London-bound schedule flight of Biman was sent to Ashgabat Airport to be a backup for the Prime Minister and her entourage.