President of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang has arrived in Dhaka on a three-day state visit.
The Vietnamese president arrived on Sunday at the invitation of his Bangladesh counterpart President Abdul Hamid with both the countries looking for broader trade and investment ties.
President Abdul Hamid along with his wife Rashida Khanom received Tran Dai Quang and his spouse as they arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 3:52pm by special flight, an official told UNB.
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, the Dean of Diplomatic Corps, chiefs of three services, IGP Dr Javed Patwari, secretary concerned to the president, and civil and military high officials were present at the occasion.
A smartly turned out contingent comprising members of Bangladesh Army, Air Force, and Bangladesh Navy gave a guard of honour to the Vietnamese President. He was welcomed with a 21-gun salute.
President Tran Dai Quang, upon arrival, was presented with bouquets by two children.
After the warm reception at the airport, the Vietnamese President was taken in a ceremonial motorcade to Sonargaon Hotel 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 Vietnamese president.
The two countries are likely to sign six to seven agreements and MoUs during the visit, officials said.
The Vietnamese president is scheduled to visit the National Mausoleum in Savar on Monday morning to pay respect to the Liberation War martyrs.
Later, he will visit Bangabandhu Museum in Dhaka to pay respect to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
He will meet President Abdul Hamid and hold official talks with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today.
The Vietnamese president will leave Dhaka at 3pm tomorrow. Foreign Minister Mahmood Ali will see him off at the airport.
Earlier, Bangladesh handed over an invitation letter from the Bangladesh President during the first Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) held in Dhaka in August 2017.