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Indian PM Narendra Modi presented the UAE’s highest civilian award

SAMAA | - Posted: Aug 24, 2019 | Last Updated: 12 months ago
Posted: Aug 24, 2019 | Last Updated: 12 months ago
Indian PM Narendra Modi presented the UAE’s highest civilian award

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was given the Order of Zayed, the UAE’s highest civilian award, on Saturday as a mark of appreciation for his efforts to “boost bilateral ties between the two nations”.

A commemorative stamp of Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 150th birthday was also released in the presence of government officials and Indian businesspersons.

On his first visit to the UAE after winning the elections, Modi met Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces, at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi.

Related: Former Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley passes away 

In April, the UAE announced it would be conferring the award on the Indian prime minister. “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,” the crown prince had tweeted.

The award has earlier been bestowed on several world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, Queen Elizabeth II and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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  1. Naveed  August 24, 2019 5:17 pm/ Reply

    Shame UAE, shame shame.

  2. Shahid Hayat  August 24, 2019 5:21 pm/ Reply

    Earlier people who did something for humanity got awards. Nowdays extremists and terrorists getting such awards. Times are clearly changed…….

  3. Panjwani  August 24, 2019 6:31 pm/ Reply

    What a desaster for Muslims, particularly in middle east. Asian Hitler Modi of India doesn’t deserve high civilian award of UAE. Almighty Allah bless on entire Muslims of the world. AMEEN.

  4. Bakhtiar Aman  August 25, 2019 12:17 am/ Reply

    Time to change stance on Palestine issue and to review our relations with Iran.

  5. M S Bhatiya  August 25, 2019 3:10 pm/ Reply

    Guys come out of 15 the century mindset, all Pak friends why don’t u understand u r gradually becoming a colony of China all politicians & army making fool of simple citizens, what is ur financial status & whole world except China looks at u as a terrorist nation

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