Seoul: In a special gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has gifted some meticulously tailored “Modi jackets” to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who expressed his liking for them during his first state visit to the country in July.
“Modi jackets” are basically a vest-like sleeveless jacket the leader (Modi) usually dons, state-run Yonhap news agency reported.
President Moon expressed thanks to Prime Minister Modi on Wednesday for sending him the jackets.
Mr Moon also uploaded photos of him wearing the jackets in a Twitter posting, saying they “fit great”.
“Prime Minister @narendramodi of India sent me some gorgeous garments. These are modernised versions of traditional Indian costume, known as the ‘Modi Vest’, that can also be worn easily in Korea. They fit perfectly,” Moon tweeted.
“During my visit to India, I had told the Prime Minister @narendramodi that he looked great in those vests, and he duly sent them over, all meticulously tailored to my size. I would like to thank him for this kind gesture,” he tweeted.
In a second photograph posted on Moon’s Twitter account, four Modi jackets of different shades were displayed.
In July, President Moon made his first state visit to India during which he held talks with Modi on key issues such as the situation on the Korean peninsula, and ways to boost trade and defence cooperation.