In another major achievement for Narendra Modi
Russia on Friday announced it had honoured Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Order of St Andrew the Apostle, the highest order of the Russian Federation, for promoting partnership and friendly relations between the two countries.
Modi has been conferred with the award for exceptional services in promoting special and privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India, the official said.Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Thursday named for the ‘Order of St Andrew the Apostle’ award by Russia for exceptional services in promoting bilateral ties between the two countries, a Russian embassy official said.
“On April 12, @narendramodi was decorated with the Order of St Andrew the Apostle for exceptional services in promoting special and privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India and friendly relations between the Russian and Indian people,” the Russian Embassy in India tweeted.
The United Arab Emirates conferred the countrys highest civilian award “The Order of Zayed” on Narendra Modi for boosting bilateral relations between the two countries.
“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,” the Crown Prince said in a tweet.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj expressed happiness at the announcement and said India now had best-ever relations with the Islamic world and that Modi had played a stellar role in ushering in a new era of strategic partnership with the UAE.
Modi has already been conferred Saudi Arabia’s highest civilian honour – the King Abdulaziz Sash. The award, named after Abdulaziz Al Saud, the founder of the modern Saudi state, was presented to Modi during his visit to the country in 2016.