President Abdullah Gül and First Lady Hayrünnisa Gül welcomed Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg with an official ceremony at the Çankaya Presidential Palace.
The Presidential Couple had a tete-a-tete with the Royal Couple. Afterwards, President Gül and Grand Duke Henri chaired the talks between their delegations. The two sides are exchanging views on the bilateral relations including Turkey’s accession process toward the EU and regional and international issues.
Duke Henri’s visit has particular importance in that this is the first head-of-state level visit from Luxembourg to Turkey since 1947, when the diplomatic relations between the two countries were established.