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Kyrgyz President hosts lavish dinner for SCO leaders, special veg meal for PM Modi

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Leaders attending the (SCO) summit in Bishkek relished a lavish Kyrgyz dinner hosted by country's on Thursday.

A special vegetarian meal was prepared for The meal included vegetable salad, without meat, and special pie as dessert, while for the other leaders, the dishes ranged from Soup Sourpa to authentic Kyrgyz style served with meat. The juicy apple dessert was served at the end to sum up the dinner for the leaders.

The state leaders enjoyed a four-course meal for about 45 minutes. Initially, a six-course meal was planned but it was reduced due to time constraints. There was a 10-minute difference between the meal courses.

Although of was at the dinner, no pleasantries were exchanged between PM Modi and him.

While Khan is attending the SCO summit for the first time after assuming office last year, this is Modi's first visit to a multilateral forum after being re-elected for a second term.

had already clarified that there would be no bilateral meeting between Khan and Modi during the summit. This comes despite the writing a letter to Modi, saying wants dialogue with to resolve all outstanding issues between the two countries.

Moreover, Modi's chartered plane did not take the Pakistani air space for flying to Bishkek and instead flew via the circuitous route through and

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First Published: Fri, June 14 2019. 10:41 IST