Narendra Modi conferred with UAE’s highest civilian honour
August 25, 2019
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three nation tour to France, UAE and Bahrain reached UAE capital Abu Dhabi on Friday. He met Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to discuss on how to improve relations between India and UAE regionally and bilaterally as well. On Saturday, Modi was conferred with Order of Zayed, UAE's highest civilian award as a mark of respect and also for his efforts taken to boost relations between both the countries.
Humbled to be conferred the 'Order of Zayed' a short while ago. More than an individual, this award is for India's cultural ethos and is dedicated to 130 crore Indians. I thank the UAE Government for this honour-Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India.
UAE is India's third largest trade partner. Modi ensured to interact with the business community of the UAE and asked them to venture into Indian soil as well. The RuPay card was officially launched in UAE in the presence of Modi.
"Another huge honour for India The conferring of 'Order of Zayed' to @narendramodi ji is testimony to the outstanding statesmanship shown by him and his remarkable leadership", tweeted Union Minister Kiren Rijiju.
Some of the other world leaders who were conferred with 'Order of Zayed' are Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Queen Elizabeth II.