President Mohammed Shahabuddin on Tuesday returned to Dhaka from Turkey wrapping up his six-day tour.
A VVIP aircraft (Flight No BG 208), carrying the President, his spouse Dr. Rebecca Sultana and other entourage members, landed at the Hazrat Shahjalal (R) International Airport at 6:30 pm.
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, dean of diplomatic corps, cabinet secretary, chiefs of three services, Turkish ambassador to Bangladesh, secretary to the prime minister’s office, sen-ior secretary of home ministry’s public security division, IGP and other senior civil and military officials received the President at the airport.
President’s press secretary Joynal Abedin said that the President joined the swearing-in ceremony of his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on June 3 at President Complex where the leaders of 77 countries of the world attended the swearing-in ceremony. Representatives of international organizations including NATO and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) were also present on the occasion.
The Bangladesh President greeted the Turkish President and joined a photo session there. Both the Presi-dents exchanged pleasantries. Turkish leader Erdogan was sworn in for a third consecutive term as the President.
Earlier, President left Ankara Esenboga Airport in Turkey for Dhaka at 7:43 am (Ankara time), where Bangladesh Ambassador to Turkey M Amanaul Haque, Turkish Foreign Ministry representative Ambas-sador Oya Tunga Cagli and Deputy Governor of Ankara Murat Soylu and senior officials concerned saw the President off at the airport.
The President left Dhaka for Ankara to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Grand National Assembly in Ankara on June 1 night.