Kurtas For Africa Heads Of State, MEA Seeks Their Measurements
A seamless stitch and fine tailoring has been keeping the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) occupied as it prepares to host the third edition of the India-Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi next month. The MEA has written to all consulate offices of African countries, seeking the “measurements” of their heads of government so that the photo-op of the 54 leaders with Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes a united style statement — a half-sleeve kurta and a churidar pyjama.
The summit is scheduled to take place from October 26 to 29. “The idea has been approved by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and the communications to embassies and consulate officers have been sent accordingly. This will be one of the highlights of the summit and will help demonstrate the solidarity and age-old partnership India has with the African countries,” an MEA official told The Indian Express. So far, there have been no objections from the representative of any African country.