New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday was conferred with United Arab Emirate’s highest award, the Zayed Medal, which is given to heads of states, presidents and kings.
The award was conferred by UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. PM Modi has thanked Nahyan in a tweet and said that he accepts the honour with ‘utmost humility’. “Under your visionary leadership, our strategic ties have reached new heights. This friendship is contributing to the peace and prosperity of our people and planet,” Modi said.
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, said that the award is a marker of the country’s appreciation for the role Modi has played in furthering bilateral relations between India and UAE.
“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,” Sheikh Mohamed wrote in a Twitter post.