Manama: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred the Order of Zayed, UAE’s highest civilian award, by Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Saturday.
In Abu Dhabi, the two leaders discussed measures to improve trade and cultural ties between India and the UAE. PM Modi and Crown Prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan also discussed the “full spectrum of the strong India-UAE partnership”.
While addressing the joint statement along with the King of Bahrain, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “I feel very honoured and fortunate to be awarded The King Hamad Order of the Renaissance. I am equally honoured by your majesty’s friendship for me and for my country.”
“I humbly accept this prestigious honour on behalf of 1.3 billion Indians,” PM added. “It is an honour for entire India. This is a symbol of the close and friendly relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and India.”
PM offers prayers at Shreenathji Temple: PM Narendra Modi offered prayers at Shreenathji Temple in Bahrain’s Manama on August 25. The Shreenathji Temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Gulf. The 200-year-old Shree Krishna temple was built in 1817. PM Narendra Modi will also launch the work of the temple’s renovation. PM Modi is currently on three-nation tour to France, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain.
“Spent time at Bahrain’s Shreenathji Temple. This is among the oldest temples in the region and manifests the strong ties between India and Bahrain.
“Here are some blessed moments from the temple,” he wrote and attached a video clip of the event.
Modi also interacted with the Indian community at the temple.
Modi and the Bahraini King reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations.
“Wonderful meeting with HM Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain. His Majesty and I reviewed the complete range of India-Bahrain relations and we look forward to increased cooperation for the mutual benefit of our citizens,” he further tweeted.