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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the release of commemorative coins in the honour of Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in New Delhi on Dec 24, 2018. (Photo: IANS) by .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has conferred its highest civilian honour, the Zayed Medal, on Prime Minister Narendra Modi…reports Asian Lite News

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the release of commemorative coins in the honour of Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in New Delhi on Dec 24, 2018. (Photo: IANS) by .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Modi was honoured by President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in appreciation of the Indian leader’s role in consolidating the long-standing friendship and joint strategic cooperation between the two countries.

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan said Modi 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 India in various fields,” the Crown Prince said.

He 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”, the report said.