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DHAKA : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home this morning concluding her five-day tour of Switzerland.

An Emirates Airlines flight carrying the prime minister and members of her entourage landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International
Airport at 10.55 am.

PM’s advisors HT Imam and Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, Principal Secretary
Dr Kamal Abdul Naserand PM’s military secretary Lt. Gen. Mia Mohammad
Zainul Abedin received the prime minister at the airport.

Sheikh Hasina left the country for Switzerland on January 15 to attend 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at
the invitation of Executive Chairman of the WEF Prof Klaus Schwab.

The WEF annual meeting was held in Davos from January 17 to 20 and Sheikh Hasina was the first elected Bangladeshi leader to attend the
high profile annual global meeting that draws statesmen, top business leaders and the intelligentsia to discuss crucial global issues.

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and State Minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palok accompanied the prime minister during the visit.

Apart from taking part in the WEF events the prime minister held meeting with WEF Executive Chairman Klaus Schwann. She also attended a number of events on the sidelines of the Forum.

The WEF best known for its annual meeting in every January in Davos brought together some 3,000 top business leaders, international
political leaders, selected intellectuals and journalists this year to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world.

This year’s WEF meeting focused on five critical leadership challenges in 2017: strengthening global collaboration, restoring a
sense of shared identity, revitalising economic growth, reforming capitalism and preparing for the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”.

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