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PM Modi conferred 'Grand Collar of the State of Palestine'

Press Trust of India  |  Ramallah 

Modi was today conferred the 'Grand Collar of the State of Palestine', the highest Palestinian honour for foreign dignitaries, recognising his contributions to promoting relations between and Palestine.

bestowed the Grand Collar of the on Modi after the conclusion of their bilateral meeting here.

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

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

During their joint press statement after their bilateral meeting, Abbas said the interaction was a good opportunity to express to 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 and that is the great the grand order of the state of Palestine," the Palestinian said.

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

The 'Grand Collar of the State of Palestine' has in the past been awarded to of Saudi Arabia, of Bahrain, of China, amongst others.

The commendation reads "In recognition of his wise leadership and his lofty national and international stature, and in appreciation of his efforts to promote the historic relations between the and the Republic of India; in acknowledgment of his support to our people's right to independence and freedom so that peace prevails in the region.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 17:45 IST