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Indian PM Modi conferred with highest honours of Fiji, Papua New Guinea

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with the very best civilian honours of Fiji and Papua New Guinea on Monday (Could 22). This comes as PM Modi travelled to Papua New Guinea on a historic journey and attended the third Discussion board for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit. 

‘Companion of the Order of Fiji’ 

The Indian PM was conferred with the very best honour of Fiji, the ‘Companion of the Order of Fiji’ by his Fijian counterpart, PM Sitiveni Rabuka, in “recognition of his international management,” stated the Prime Minister’s Workplace. The assertion additionally stated that solely a handful of Non-Fijians have acquired this honour so far. 

The Ministry of Exterior Affairs stated that PM Modi has devoted the honour to the folks of India and to the generations of the Fiji-Indian group who’ve performed a key function within the particular and enduring bond between the 2 nations. 

PM Modi additionally took to Twitter and expressed his gratitude to the folks and the federal government of Fiji in addition to PM Rabuka for presenting the award, “It’s an honour for the folks of India and a recognition of the robust ties between India and Fiji,” stated the Indian PM.

Papua New Guinea’s ‘Grand Companion of the Order of Logohu’ award

Governor-Basic Sir Bob Dadae of Papua New Guinea conferred PM Modi with the nation’s highest civilian award, ‘Grand Companion of the Order of Logohu (GCL)’ for championing the reason for unity of Pacific Island nations and spearheading the reason for World South. Former United States President Invoice Clinton is amongst these conferred with the honour prior to now.

The Indian PM additionally took to Twitter and stated he’s humbled by the gesture of Papua New Guinea for conferring him with the honour and stated that it was a “nice recognition of India and the accomplishments of our folks.” 

Earlier notable awards, and honours conferred on PM Modi

In 2021, PM Modi was conferred with ‘Order of the Druk Gyalpo’, also called ‘Ngadag Pel gi Khorlo’, which is the very best civilian award of Bhutan. Prime Minister Lotay Tshering stated that the award was given to his Indian counterpart for the “unconditional friendship/ and help” that he prolonged through the years, significantly in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Former United States President Donald Trump, in 2020, had introduced the distinguished ‘Legion of Benefit’ award to PM Modi for his management in elevating the US-India strategic partnership. 

In 2019, PM Modi was conferred the ‘King Hamad Order of the Renaissance’ by Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa. He was additionally the primary Indian PM to go to Bahrain on the time and acquired the honour for efforts to strengthen bilateral relations with the important thing Gulf nation.

The identical yr, PM Modi was additionally honoured with the ‘Order of Zayed’ which is UAE’s highest civilian award, for his pivotal function in constructing a strategic relationship between the 2 nations. 

Russia honoured the Indian PM with the nation’s highest civilian honour, ‘Order of St Andrew the Apostle,’ in 2019 for his “distinctive companies” in selling a particular and privileged strategic partnership between Moscow and New Delhi. 

(With inputs from businesses) 


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