President reaches Turkey to attend Erdogan’s installation ceremony

Mohammed Shahabuddin, the president of Bangladesh, arrived in Ankara, the capital of Turkey, this morning to begin a six-day trip to see Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s inauguration, which is scheduled for June 3.

“A VVIP aircraft (Flight No-BG 207) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, carrying the President along with his spouse Dr Rebecca Sultana and his entourage members, landed at Ankara Esenboga Airport, Ankara at about 4:30am (Turkey local time),” President’s press secretary Md Joynal Abedin, who is now accompanying the President, told BSS over phone this afternoon.

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On his arrival at the airport, the President was received by Bangladesh ambassador to Turkey M Amanul Haq and representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs including, Ambassador Oya Tunga Cagli, Head of Department G”nenO Agaciklioglu, DG for Protocol Mert Can Yazici, Third Secretary and DG for South Asia, he added.

At around 11 p.m. on Thursday, Mohammed Shahabuddin departed for Ankara from Hazrat Shahjalal (R) International Airport.

According to the President’s trip agenda, at 5 o’clock (Turkey local time), the President will, at the invitation of the Turkish government, attend his Turkish counterpart’s swearing-in ceremony at the Ankara Presidential Complex.

During the visit, the Head of State will take part in a number of events, including dinners hosted by his Turkish counterpart Erdogan and official encounters with top dignitaries at Cankaya Palace in Ankara.

On June 6, the President is anticipated to return home.

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