President of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang arrived here on a three-day visit on Sunday (05 March) amid a rousing reception.
The Vietnamese President arrived here at the invitation of his Bangladesh counterpart Abdul Hamid with both the countries looking for a broader trade and investment ties.
President Abdul Hamid along with his wife Rashida Khanom received Tran Dai Quang and his spouse as he arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 3:52PM on Sunday by a special flight.
Cabinet members, including Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury,Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, Dean of Diplomatic Corp, chiefs of three services,IGP Dr Javed Patwari, secretary concerned to the president and civil and military high officials were present on the occasion.
A smartly turned out contingent comprising members of Bangladesh Army, Air Force and Bangladesh Navy gave guard of honour to the Vietnamese President.
He was welcomed with a 21-gun salute.
After the warm reception at the airport, the Vietnamese President was taken to Sonargaon Hotel in a ceremonial motorcade where he will be staying during the visit.
Bangladesh is looking for broader trade and investment ties with Vietnam and is preparing to make the best use of the upcoming visit of the Vietnam President.
The two countries are likely to sign six to seven agreements and MoUs during the visit, officials said.
The Vietnamese President is scheduled tovisit National Mausoleum in Savar on Monday (06 May) morning to pay respect to the Liberation War martyrs. Later, he will visit Bangabandhu Museum in the city to pay respect to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
He will meet President Abdul Hamid and will hold official talks with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasinaon Monday.