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PM Modi gets Kalpak, Chapan, Samovar as gifts: What are these?


New Delhi, June 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was in Bishkek to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit earlier this week, also held delegation-level talks with Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbay Jeenbekov.

Jeenbekov has gifted a traditional Kyrgyz hat and a coat to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbay Jeenbekov

President Jeenbekov, who met Prime Minister Modi on Friday ahead of the SCO Council of Heads of State meeting, also presented him a 'Samovar', a traditional container to heat or boil water. 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.

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It said that Prime Minister Modi was "grateful" to President Jeenbekov for this gesture. 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.

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