PM Modi Honoured with ‘Order of Zayed’, UAE’s Highest Civilian Decoration; Will Visit Bahrain Next

PM Modi with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. (Image Credit: Twitter)

PM Narendra Modi, on Saturday, August 24, 2019, was awarded ‘Order of Zayed’, the highest civilian honor of the UAE, in recognition of his leadership efforts in boosting up the bilateral relations between India and the west-Asian nation.

The honor given to him has special significance, as it’s also the year of the birth anniversary of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding member of the UAE, and the one, by whose name, the award is commonly known.

The Indian prime minister is currently on a three-nation tour. After France, the second country he’s is in, is the United Arab Emirates. Later on, he will be heading for Bahrain.

Speaking of the award which he received on Saturday, then the ‘Order of Zayed’ has been awarded to several other prominent world leaders as well, before PM Modi. The recipients include Russian President Vladimir Putin, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, and President of China XI Jinping.

Earlier, in the day, Raveesh Kumar, Indian spokesperson of MEA (Ministry of External Affairs), informed via his tweets about PM Modi’s visit and welcome ceremony in Abu Dhabi, and also about him receiving the award.

Even before he headed for the visit of UAE, India’s MEA (Ministry of External Affairs) had informed about him being conferred with ‘Order of Zayed’ and his two-day visit to the country, via several tweets.

The prestigious award given to PM Modi had been announced earlier this year, in April 2019.

Later in the evening, Raveesh Kumar also tweeted about the Indian PM’s preparations for his next visit to Bahrain, after having a great and successful meeting with the UAE leaders.

Talking about India’s relations with the west-Asian nation, then it’s our third largest trade partner, with an annual trade of about $60 billion. It’s also the fourth largest when it comes to exporting crude oil to India.

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