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UAE President awards Indian PM Modi with the Zayed Medal

UAE President awards Indian PM Modi with the Zayed Medal

The medal is the UAE’s highest civil honour awarded to kings, presidents and heads of states

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa awarded Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Zayed Medal on Thursday, in recognition of his efforts towards boosting bilateral ties between the two countries.

The medal is the UAE’s highest civil honour awarded to kings, presidents and heads of states.

Taking to Twitter, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed appreciated Modi’s efforts in improving India’s links with the UAE.

“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.

Modi became the first Indian PM to visit the UAE in 34 years in 2015.

During his second visit to the country in February 2018, Modi also signed several agreement and laid the foundation stone for Abu Dhabi’s first Hindu temple.

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