Grand Collar for Indian Prime Minister

RAMALLAH, Feb 10 – Prime Minister Narendra Modi was  conferred the ‘Grand Collar of the State of Palestine’, the highest Palestinian honour for foreign dignitaries, recognising his contributions to promoting relations between India and Palestine.President Mahmoud Abbas bestowed the Grand Collar of the State of Palestine on Modi after the conclusion of their bilateral meeting here.

Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to make an official visit to Palestine.

The Grand Collar is the highest order given to foreign dignitaries – Kings, Heads of State/Government and persons of similar rank.

After their bilateral meeting, Abbas said the interaction was a good opportunity to express to Prime Minister Modi “how much respect and how high of a standing you personally have through your wise and creative and brave leadership and in establishing peace and stability foundations in our region and the world.

“In recognition of that, we have had the honour today to decorate you with the highest order of honour in Palestine…” the Palestinian President said.

Modi, on his part, said, that bestowing the honour on him was a matter of proud moment for India. This was also the reflective of the friendship between India and Palestine. – PTI


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