President Mohammed Shahabuddin on Monday arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia to attend the 43rd ASEAN Summit and the 18th East Asia Summit to be held on September 5-7.
Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya Bakar and Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen welcomed the President and his entourage upon their arrival at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta at 1730 (local time) after one hour and 50 minutes of stopover at Changi International Airport, Singapore.
His arrival was welcomed with traditional Indonesian dances in the airport.
Earlier on Monday, a regular flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, carrying the President along with his spouse Rebecca Sultana and other entourage members, left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) for Jakarta at 8:30 am.
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq, dean of the diplomatic corps, cabinet secretary, chiefs of the three defence services, inspector general of police (IGP) and senior civil and military officials saw him off at the airport.
Among others, Chairperson of Bangladesh National Advisory Committee on Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Saima Wazed and Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen will accompany the President during the visit.
Shahabuddin has been invited by the President of the Republic of Indonesia and ASEAN Chair for 2023 Joko Widodo, Press secretary Joynal Abedin said.