President Abdullah Gül paid an official visit to Bangladesh from February 12-13, 2010.
Having been greeted with an official welcome ceremony by the Bangladesh President, Mohammad Zillur Rahman, at Zia International Airport in Dakka, President Gül laid a wreath at the National Martyrs’ Memorial and planted a sapling.
He later received separately the Bangladesh FM, Dr. Dipu Moni, and the Bangladesh Finance Minister, Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, at the hotel where he is staying.
After a tête á tête talk, the two presidents chaired the talks between their delegations and held a joint press conference. President Abdullah Gül attended a dinner given by Bangladeshi President Mohammad Zillur Rahman at the Bangabhaban Palace.</p> "
On the second day of his Bangladesh visit, President Gül attended a working breakfast given by the Federation of the Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Dakka. President Gül later received separately the former vice president of the Islamic Development Bank, Enam Chowdhury; businessman Shahid Doha; the main opposing party – Nationalist Party – leader and former PM, Khaleda Zia and the Chairman of the Turkey-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Fikret Çiçek, and his accompanying delegation at the hotel where he is staying.
President Gül and President Rahman attended a ceremony at Dakka University where the former was granted an honorary doctorate.
President Gül later visited the International Turkish Umit School in Dakka and was informed about the activities of the school by the principals.
During his visit to Bangladesh, they reviewed the bilateral relations and discussed the possibilities of developing the economic and commercial relations between the two countries.