PM Narendra Modi To Be Awarded UAE’s Highest Civilian Honor 'Order of Zayed' Today

Order of Zayed, the highest civilian honor of UAE. (Image Credit: Twitter)

PM Narendra Modi, who’s currently in the United Arab Emirates, will be awarded the country’s highest civilian honor, ‘Order of Zayed’, today, on August 24, 2019. He will be receiving this prestigious decoration for his leadership recognition, in boosting up the relations between India and UAE.

PM Modi is on a two-day visit of the UAE, during which he will be meeting with the NRIs there, while also launching the RuPay card in the west-Asian country.

This visit comes after his first leg of the tour, which started with France. He’s on a three-nation tour, which includes France, now UAE, and then he will be heading for Bahrain.

Speaking of his current visit, then on Saturday, the prime minister will be interacting with the Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) in the afternoon, at around 12:15 pm. After this, he will launch the RuPay card, for helping Indian businesses and tourists in the nation.

Previously, Singapore and Bhutan have already adopted the RuPay card. And now, UAE and Bahrain will join them in this list.

After the card launch, there will also be a ceremonial welcome for PM Modi, at around 1:30 pm.

And then, half an hour later, the Indian PM will be awarded the ‘Order of Zayed', the highest civilian decoration of UAE. He had been selected for this, earlier this year, in April, in recognition of his distinguished leadership that boosted up the bilateral relations between the two countries.

As the prime minister, Narendra Modi’s first visit to the UAE was exactly four years ago, in August 2015. After that, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, had visited India in 2016. In 2017, he was also the chief guest at India’s Republic Day parade.

Last year, in 2018, PM Modi had visited UAE again, as a chief guest at the 6th World Government Summit in Dubai.

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