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British Museum to display, keep Karzai’s chapan

AT-KABUL: The British Museum has decided to display and keep the ex-President Hamid Karzai’s chapan (a traditional cloak).

Nancy Hatch Dupree, the director of the Afghanistan Center at Kabul University, in a meeting with Hamid Karzai handed him a letter from the British Museum regarding the decision.

Karzai accepted the museum’s offer and will send his chapan soon, said his office.

Hamid Karzai and Dupree also discussed a wide range of other issues, where the former pledged his support to Afghanistan Center.

The ex-President Hamid Karzai after coming to power as interim leader in 2001 often wear the traditional cloak in public events.

The British Museum in London was established in 1753. The museum is dedicated to human history and culture.

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