Modi Conferred Saudi Arabia's Highest Civilian Honour

In a special gesture, Saudi Arabia conferred its highest civilian honour -- the King Abdulaziz Sash -- on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Published: 03rd April 2016 11:24 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd April 2016 11:24 PM   |  A+A-

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being ordained the highest civilian award of Saudi Arabia The Order of Abdullah by King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at his palace in Riyadh on Sunday | PTI

By PTI

RIYADH: In a special gesture, Saudi Arabia conferred its highest civilian honour -- the King Abdulaziz Sash -- on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The award is named after Abdulaziz Al Saud, the founder of the modern Saudi state.

The Prime Minister was conferred the prestigious award by King Salman bin Abdulaziz at the Royal Court where they held extensive talks on a range of bilateral, regional and international issues.

World leaders who have received the honour include Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, British Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

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