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UAE Awards Highest Civilian Honour to the Prime Minister

  • 19 Aug 2019
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The United Arab Emirates(UAE) has awarded ZAYED Medal, the highest civilian award to the Prime Minister of India for consolidating the long-standing friendship and joint strategic cooperation between the two nations.

Zayed Medal

  • The Order of Zayed is awarded to the Head of Government/Head of State for their international relations with UAE.
  • The order is in the name of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the UAE.
  • It consists of a collar cantered by a medallion bearing the name 'Zayed’.
  • In the past, this award has been conferred to
    • Russian President Vladimir Putin,
    • Former US President George W Bush,
    • Former French President Nicholas Sarkozy,
    • German Chancellor Angela Merkel,
    • Chinese President Xi Jinping
    • UK's Queen Elizabeth II.

Source: The Hindu

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