Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently touring West Asia on Saturday was conferred with the ‘Grand Collar’ of the State of Palestine. Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas presented the award to him for his contribution to strengthening the age-old relationship between India and Palestine. The award is Palestine’s highest order given to foreign dignitaries.
The award was conferred on PM Modi after the conclusion of a bilateral meeting with President Abbas.Commendation of Grand Collar read,”in recognition of his wise leadership, lofty national and international stature, in appreciation of his efforts to promote historic relations between Palestine and India; in acknowledgement of his support to our people’s right to freedom so that peace prevails in region”
Modi had arrived in Ramallah this morning on a historic visit, which made him the first Indian Prime Minister to make an official visit to Palestine.PM Modi flew in a Jordanian army helicopter straight from Amman to Ramallah, where he was received by his Palestinian counterpart Rami Hamdallah..
“This is a historic visit that will lead to stronger bilateral cooperation,” Modi said shortly after landing.