Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Chinese President Xi Jinping left the capital Dhaka for India Saturday morning after a two-day historical state visit.
Earlier around 9:00am, the Chinese president paid homage to the martyrs of the Liberation War at the National Memorial in Savar.
The Chinese president was on his way to Goa of India on a special flight of Air China that left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10:20am. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina saw him off at the airport.
A smartly turned out contingent of the President’s Regiment Guard (PGR) gave armed salute to the Chinese President at the airport during his departure.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam, Planning Minister AHM Mostafa Kamal, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam, Principal Secretary Abul Kalam Azad and diplomats were present on the occasion.
Four fighter jets of Bangladesh Air Force escorted the Chinese President’s plane as it took off and remained on Bangladesh airspace.
The Chinese president went Goa to attend a two-day five-nation BRICS Summit beginning on October 16.
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