PM exchanges greetings with British Queen


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, now in London to attend the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) exchanged greetings with British Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday (local time).

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II greets Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the Blue Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace as the Queen hosts a dinner during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, in London, Thursday April 19, 2018. Photo: AP

“The prime minister exchanged greetings with the Queen at the Buckingham Palace here,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said.

The press secretary said the prime minister also exchanged greetings with Prince Charles at the same place.

Later, she along with other heads of government and leaders of the Commonwealth countries joined dinner hosted by the Queen.

The Queen and The Prince of Wales met representatives from all 53 countries of The Commonwealth, on the day that the #CHOGM2018 Formal Opening ceremony took place.

— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 19, 2018

Meanwhile, Hasina attended different retreat sessions of the CHOGM at St. George’s Hall in Windsor Castle earlier in the day.

The 25th CHOGM formally kicked off here on Thursday with the participation of heads of government and other leaders of 53 Commonwealth states.