KATHMANDU: President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Mohammad Abdul Hamid, has left for his country today.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari saw her Bangladeshi counterpart off at Tribhuvan International Airport. Also present to bid him farewell were Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa, Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, and Tourism Minister Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai, among others.

Flags of both the countries were waved and cultural music and dances performed to bid President Hamid and his delegation farewell.

President Hamid had arrived in the capital city for his four-day official goodwill visit with his wife Rashida Hamid on November 12.

The Bangladeshi President was scheduled to visit Chandragiri Hills today; however, he was unable to go there due to health problems while members of his entourage visited Chandragiri for a sight-seeing excursion.

During his visit, President Hamid met with President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Chairperson of the National Assembly Ganesh Prasad Timilsina, and Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, along with other senior leaders.

The foreign President visited Bhaktapur and Pokhara during his stay in Nepal.

The runway at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) remained closed between 4:35 pm till 5:05 pm this afternoon.