UAE honours PM Modi with highest civilian award
ABU DHABI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was honoured with 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.
"The award in the name of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the UAE, acquires special significance as it was awarded to Prime Minister Modi in the year of the birth centenary of Sheikh Zayed," ministry of external affairs (MEA) said in a statement ahead of his visit.
India and the UAE enjoy warm, close and multi-faceted relations underned by cultural, re gious and economic linkages which, during the prime minister's previous visit to the UAE in August 2015, stood elevated to a comprehensive strategic partnership, it said.
The UAE in April had announced to confer the country's highest award on Modi.
In a tweet in April, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, said, "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."
With an annual bilateral trade of about $60 billion, the UAE is India's third-largest trade partner. It is also the fourth-largest exporter of crude oil for India.
"A 3.3 million-strong vibrant Indian community in the UAE nourishes the vibrant people-to-people contacts between our two friendly countries," the MEA said, adding that Modi's visit would further strengthen the friendly bilateral ties.
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Suman Sur•1 day ago
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Ahmed Ali•Lethbridge, Alberta•1 day ago
Mahatma Gandhi and Modi are antonyms! Award for Modi on Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary is injustice to what the Mahatma stood and sacrificed his life for.
Joshy•1 day ago
Can anyone tell me, what is his contribution?
Dinesh Sharma•1 day ago
Harry Potter•1 day ago
We need arun jaitely type leader civilize ,highly educated ,gentelman,soft spoken,all friend not modi ,shah type uneducated ,uneducated leader fa ist,bad mouth leader.Modi,shah duo un educated,badmouth,uncivilized ,uncultured leaders.
Kiwi•Auckland•1 day ago
I hope he checks on the well being of the Dubai princess India kidnapped and sent back if he is being rewarded for this. Women should not be treated as a commodity and should be respected.
Miyaan Bhai•1 day ago
Is this awards mus m Or hindi,Instead of taking award he should have demanded ban on cow slaughter in Dubai,Any ways the current arabs are no more than mustress of America without any self respect.,He ran away from his wife and wife of Dubai sheikh ran away from him
Spider•New Delhi•1 day ago
Burnol for Congress leaders!!!
Anthony•1 day ago
Indian economy award.
Desh Premi•1 day ago
Being an Indian. I am proud of our PM Modi ji.
Kapil•1 day ago
what a useless award , had anyone heard getting it
Aakash• Kapil Misra•1 day ago
Imporve ur knowledge thru google and see who else has got this award...
subhankar dey•Unknown•1 day ago
Good going PM sir, Congrats..
Kiwi•Auckland•1 day ago
I read some where that India kidnapped and sent the Dubai princess back from International waters as requested and she is now suffering in ele. I guess that came under beti bacho legislation.
Roshan Mohiadeen•1 day ago
AT LAST - - - -
Abhay•1 day ago
This award will not improve our country's economy, it will not stop the floods that the country is facing and it will also not give jobs to unemployed people. Think in these directions these are the real issues of the country. Your po itics have diverted the whole country from the real issues.
Melania Morph•1 day ago
Modi loves peace !!! BJP , Shivasena, VHP, RSS and Mukti Bahini are peace lovers !!! Those who tried to to defame must take cup of water and must jump and die in it...
Gladys Saldhana•1 day ago
Congratulations. Mabrooq wasir ye azaam Narendra Modi.,Rgds & Allah khe''ra,gulnaaz Noorani
Ridhima Patwal•1 day ago