‘It is an honour for the entire Indian nation of 1.3 billion people’
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with the ‘Order of Zayed’, UAE’s highest civilian honour, on Saturday.
On his first visit to the UAE after winning the elections, Modi met His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi.
Modi was ceremonially awarded the UAE’s highest civil honour, the ‘Order of Zayed’. A commemorative stamp of Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 150th birth anniversary was also released in the presence of government officials and Indian businesspersons.
In an exclusive interview to Khaleej Times, Modi had said: “I feel very honoured to receive the UAE’s highest civil honour, the Order of Zayed. It is testimony to our growing partnership and is also an honour for the entire Indian nation of 1.3 billion people.”