PM Modi conferred with Maldives’ highest civilian award

Male: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with the Maldives’ highest civilian award, the Order of the Distinguished Rule of Izzudeen, here on Saturday evening.

The prestigious award was presented to PM Modi by the President of the host country Ibrahim Mohamed Solih during a ceremony.

The Maldives says, the award is in recognition of the many services Prime Minister Modi has offered to cement the longstanding and amicable ties between the two countries, and for the magnanimous assistance that the Indian government continues to provide to the Maldives under his stewardship.

PM Modi arrived in the Maldives on his first foreign visit after re-election as Prime Minister to strengthen the bilateral ties, reflecting the importance India attaches to its ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy.

The Indian Prime Minister also addressed the Majlis, the Maldivian Parliament, this evening. He called upon Maldivian Parliament Members to work towards combating Terrorism and Climate change besides working towards maintaining peace and calm in Indo- Pacific region.

Earlier in the day, PM  Modi and Maldives President Solih held discussions on a range of subjects of bilateral interest at the President’s office here.

Both leaders jointly commissioned two key projects in the island nation. These include the Coastal  Radar Surveillance System and the Composite Training Center for the Maldives National Defence Forces.

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