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Shah greets Modi on being conferred Palestinian honour

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today congratulated after he was conferred the 'Grand Collar of the State of Palestine', the highest Palestinian honour for foreign dignitaries.

Palestinian presented the honour to Modi in today, recognising his contributions to promoting relations between and Palestine.

Shah said the recognition is a matter of "great pride and honour" for the entire nation and the BJP and also it "underlines India's increasing role in the world order, which is increasingly looking towards us for leadership".

He said Modi deserved all credit for it and that this was also a recognition of his leadership and stature as a world leader.

"I congratulate @narendramodi on being conferred the Grand Collar of the State of Palestine, Highest Palestinian honour for a foreign dignitary. This is a recognition of PM Modi's inspiring leadership and stature as a world leader," Shah tweeted.

The said Modi was earlier presented the 'Abdulaziz Sash', Saudi Arabia's top civilian award by its

Modi was also awarded the 'Award', Afghanistan's highest civilian honour.

Modi was on an official visit to Palestine today.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 22:25 IST