A traditional Kyrgyz hat and a coat was gifted to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi by Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbay Jeenbekov during Modi’s visit to Bishkek for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit.
President Jeenbekov also presented PM Modi a ‘Samovar’- a traditional container to heat or boil water.
The two leaders met on Friday ahead of the SCO Council of Heads of State meeting.
Prime Minister’s Office shared pictures of Modi wearing the Kyrgyz hat and coat on Twitter.
“In Bishkek, President Jeenbekov presented PM @narendramodi a Kalpak, the traditional Kyrgyz hat, a Chapan, a traditional coat from Kyrgyzstan and a Samovar, a container to heat or boil water,” it tweeted.
It said that Prime Minister Modi was “grateful” to President Jeenbekov for this gesture.
PM Modi was in Kyrgyz capital on Thursday and Friday to attend the SCO Summit, the first multilateral engagement post his re-election.
Prime Minister Modi and President Jeenbekov on Friday held one-on-one restricted meeting followed by a delegation-level talks during which the two sides discussed on stepping up their bilateral engagement to the next level and exploring new areas of cooperation.