Kyrgyz President accorded ceremonial welcome

New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday received his Kyrgyz counterpart, Almazbek Atambayev, who is on his first visit to India, at a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

“Our final State guest for 2016, President Almazbek Atambayev of Kyrgyzstan begins engagements with a ceremonial welcome at @RashtrapatiBhvn,” Vikas Swarup, spokesperson, External Affairs ministry, said in a tweet.

Atambayev is here with a high-level delegation comprising ministers and business leaders.

The ceremonial would be followed by a bilateral session with Prime Minster Narendra Modi later in the day.

The state visit by Kyrgyz President has come a year after Modi visited Kyrgyzstan in July 2015.

–IANS

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