Bangladesh has hosted the Baton for the past four days ©Gold Coast 2018

Bangladesh has become the latest nation to host the Gold Coast 2018 Queen's Baton Relay, with Sri Lanka set to be the next stop on its tour.

The Baton arrived in Bangladesh from India on October 9, where it was greeted by officials from the country's National Olympic Committee in the capital city Dhaka.

Bangladesh Olympic Association President Abu Belal Mohammad Shafiul Huq and secretary general Syed Shahed Reza were among those present, along with members of the Australian High Commission.

Asif Hossain Khan, who won shooting gold at the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games, then helped to begin the Relay in the country.

Fellow shooter Abdullah Hel Baki, swimmer Mahfuza Akter Shila, weightlifter Mabia Akter Shimanto and archer Nandini Khan Swapna also participated.

The Baton was taken to the museum Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, named after the man who has been called the "father of the nation".

A photo session was also held at the south plaza of National Parliament Bhaban, while a special commemorative flag of the Games was handed over to representatives of Adamzi School.

The Baton is due to leave for Sri Lanka today.

Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore will complete the Asian leg of the Baton tour.

It will then begin its journey across Oceania, eventually arriving in Australia on Christmas Eve to begin a 100-day tour across the nation, concluding at the Games' Opening Ceremony.

The Batonbearers for the Australian leg of the tour are set to be told if their applications have been successful next week.

The Baton contains a message from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, that calls on the Commonwealth's athletes to come together in a peaceful and friendly competition.

The message will be taken from the Baton and read at the Opening Ceremony of Gold Coast 2018 on April 4.

Prince Charles will officially open the Games in place of the Queen.