Sheikh Khalifa awards Zayed Medal to Indian PM Modi

Sheikh Khalifa awards Zayed Medal to Indian PM Modi
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan with Narendra Modi.

Abu Dhabi - He has been awarded in appreciation of his efforts in maintaining strategic ties with UAE.

By Wam

Published: Thu 4 Apr 2019, 10:35 AM

Last updated: Thu 4 Apr 2019, 9:08 PM

The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has conferred on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi the Zayed Medal, the highest decoration awarded to kings, presidents and heads of states. (See Modi's response here)
The award comes in appreciation of Modi's role in consolidating the long-standing friendship and joint strategic cooperation between the two countries.
Commenting on the announcement, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said the Indian Prime Minister had played a pivotal role in enhancing bilateral ties to the level of comprehensive strategic relations.
"By granting our dear friend the Indian Prime Minister the Zayed Medal, we express our appreciation for his role and efforts in developing friendly relations and extending bridges of cooperation between the UAE and the Republic of India in various fields," Sheikh Mohamed added.

Mohamed bin Zayed explained that the historical relationship that the UAE shares with India is being renewed strategically and strengthened in preparation for the future. He praised the values that characterise Indian society in its diversity, especially tolerance, coexistence and respect.
Sheikh Mohamed expressed his pride at the strong friendship and cooperation between the UAE and India, and wished the country and its people continued progress, prosperity, security and stability.
Among other honorees, Chinese President Xi Jinping who was awarded the Zayed Medal in 2018, and Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak in 2016.
Congratulatory messages poured in for Modi on receiving the top honour:

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