Riyadh : United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan on Thursday honoured Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Zayed Medal. The award is the highest civil decoration of the country which is awarded to presidents, kings, and heads of states.
The honour has been bestowed on PM Modi for his contribution towards boosting the relations between the two nations. UAE said that the two nations have historical and comprehensive strategic ties which have been reinforced by the pivotal role of PM Modi.
Taking to Twitter, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed conveyed the message.
“We have historical and comprehensive strategic ties with India, reinforced by the pivotal role of my dear friend, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who gave these relations a big boost. In appreciation of his efforts, the UAE President grants him the Zayed Medal,” tweeted the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.
Earlier recipients of the prestigious medal (Order of Zayed) includes Russian President Vladimir Putin (2007), Chinese Premier Xi Jinping (2018), Queen Elizabeth (2010) and King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (2016).