Papua New Guinea’s highest honor to PM Modi: relations with this country have important significance, know
New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Narendra Modi) on Monday was awarded the highest honor of Papua New Guinea and Fiji in two Pacific island nations. This is a rare recognition in itself, when such highest honor was given to a citizen of another country. PM Modi reached Papua New Guinea on Sunday on his first visit to this country. He hosted an important summit between India and 14 Pacific Island countries to promote bilateral relations here. The Prime Minister’s Office said that Papua New Guinea has presented its highest award to PM Modi. This is an unprecedented honor for India. It was presented to him by the Governor-General of Papua New Guinea, Sir Bob Dade.
Papua New Guinea conferred The Companion of the Order of Logohu on Prime Minister Modi for supporting the unity of Pacific island nations and leading the cause of the Global South. Very few non-residents have received this honor, one of which includes former US President Bill Clinton. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) tweeted, “A tribute to the depth of India-Papua New Guinea relations.” This comes soon after Fiji’s Prime Minister Sitwini Rabuka honored Modi with the country’s highest award.
Some more glimpses from a very special welcome in Papua New Guinea. pic.twitter.com/uHFCV2j0FA
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FIRST PUBLISHED : May 22, 2023, 22:45 IST