President of Turkish Republic Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his wife Emine Erdoğan visited Brussels Yunus Emre Enstitüsü on 6 October with the accompanying delegation.
As part of the first state visit to Belgium, a delegation comprised of Minister of Foreign Affairs Feridun Hadi Sinirlioğlu, Minister of European Union Prof. Dr. Beril Dedeoğlu, Minister of Culture and Tourism Yalçın Topçu, and Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Ali Rıza Alaboyun accompanied President Erdoğan.
Observing Brussels Yunus Emre Enstitüsü on site in his visit, Erdoğan received information from Institute's Vice President Dr. Ebubekir Ceylan and Head of Brussels branch Rahmi Göktaş on operations. President wished for Institute's operations “to continue at an increased speed” and underlined the faith he has in Institute's operations with the following words: “I believe that our valuable establishment serving to enrich Turkey in Belgian cultural scene, has importance with regard to introducing and teaching our culture, history, art and language abroad.”
Erdoğan signed institute memorial book, wished center director and staff success, and completed the last foot of his Belgium trip.