PM Modi accorded ceremonial welcome in Turkmenistan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Saturday accorded a ceremonial welcome in Turkmenistan, where he arrived yesterday on the fourth leg of his Central Asian tour.

ANI| Last Updated: Jul 11, 2015, 12:03 PM IST

Ashgabat (Turkmenistan): Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Saturday accorded a ceremonial welcome in Turkmenistan, where he arrived yesterday on the fourth leg of his Central Asian tour.

He was welcomed at the Ashgabat airport by smiling children with the offering of the traditional bread `chorek`.

Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate a statue of Mahatma Gandhi and a Traditional Medicine and Yoga Centre here.This is the first visit to Turkmenistan by an Indian Prime Minister after PV Narasimha Rao`s visit in 1995.

Besides Turkmenistan, the Prime Minister will visit Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.