Russia confers PM Modi with highest civilian award for role in boosting ties between the two countries


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NEW DELHI: In the midst of election season, Russia conferred its highest civilian award on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This was the seventh worldwide award Modi has collected up to now few years.
In a press release saying the award, the Russian authorities stated, “Narendra Modi was adorned with the Order of St Andrew the Apostle - the very best state ornament of Russia - for distinctive providers in selling particular and privileged strategic partnership between the Russian Federation and the Republic of India and pleasant relations between the Russian and Indian peoples.”
Final week, Modi was conferred the Zayed Medal, the very best ornament by the UAE, in recognition for his “pivotal position” in strengthening relations. The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan tweeted "We now have historic and complete strategic ties with India, strengthened by the pivotal position of my pricey good friend, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who gave these relations an enormous increase. In appreciation of his efforts, the UAE President grants him the Zayed Medal.”

Modi travelled to Seoul in February to simply accept the distinguished Seoul Peace Prize, the 14th recipient of the award — the committee that selected him recognised Modi's contributions to the expansion of the Indian and international economies, crediting 'Modinomics' for decreasing social and financial disparity between the wealthy and the poor.
In September, Modi was awarded with the distinguished UN Champions of the Earth Award 2018, the very best environmental honour of the United Nations. Modi acquired the award on October three, 2018 by UN secretary basic Antonio Guterres.
Modi was the primary Indian chief to go to Palestine in February 2018, the place he was given the Grand Collar of the State of Palestine. Prior to now, the award was given to King Salman of Saudi Arabia, King Hamad of Bahrain, President Xi Jinping of China, amongst others.
In 2016, Modi was conferred the Amir Amanullah Khan award by the Afghan authorities, additionally the very best civilian honour by Afghanistan. He was conferred this award when he travelled to Herat to inaugurate the Salma Dam with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. In the identical yr, Modi was additionally conferred the King Abdulaziz Sash by Saudi Arabia. Named after the founding father of the fashionable Saudi Arabia state, King Abdulaziz Al Saud, the award was earlier given to former US President barack Obama, Britsih PM David Cameron, Russian President Putin and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe.