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UAE to give Modi highest civilian award

Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi.   | Photo Credit: Bloomberg

An External Affairs Ministry statement on Sunday said Mr. Modi will visit the UAE on August 23 and 24, and Bahrain on August 24 and 25.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the UAE on August 23 and 24 where he will receive the Order of Zayed, the highest civilian award of the country. An External Affairs Ministry statement on Sunday said Mr. Modi would pay a state visit to Bahrain on August 24 and 25 where he would launch the renovation of a temple of Shreenathji.

“The order in the name of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founding father of the UAE, acquires special significance as it is awarded to Prime Minister Modi in the year of the birth centenary of Sheikh Zayed,” the statement said.

The visit acquires importance as it would be the first by Mr. Modi to a leading member of the Organisation of Islamic Countries after India had changed the status of Kashmir.

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