President leaves for Vietnam on a six-day state visit
7 August 2015, Nirapad News: President Abdul Hamid left here today for Vietnam with a stopover in Thailand on a six-day state visit at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Truong Tan Sang.
“A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the President and his wife Rashida Khanom has departed for Bangkok from the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 11.35 am,” President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin said.
Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury, British High Commissioner to Dhaka Robert Gibson, chiefs of the armed forces, home secretary, foreign secretary, IGP and high civil and military officials saw him off at the airport, Abedin said.
During the visit, the President is expected to have a meeting with President Truong Tan Sang on Monday morning (August 10). The Vietnamese President is scheduled to host a dinner in hounour of Bangladesh President.
Abdul Hamid is also expected to hold a meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on the same day. The President will also visit National Assembly House of Vietnam on the day and is scheduled to hold meeting with chairman of National Assembly House Nguyen Sinh Hung.
The General Secretary of Communist Party of Vietnam, the Chairman of the People’s Committee of the Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam are scheduled to make separate courtesy calls on President Abdul Hamid during the visit.
Bangladesh community is expected to meet President Abdul Hamid at Ho Chi Minh City.
The President is scheduled to return home on August 13.
The visit is expected to further deepen the cordial and cooperative relations and strengthen the ties of friendship, trust, trade and investment between the two countries.