PM Modi to be conferred with prestigious Nishan Izzuddeen in Maldives

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 08 June 2019, 01:30 PM
PM Modi to be conferred with Maldives' highest honour accorded to foreign dignitaries Nishan Izzuddeen
PM Modi to be conferred with Maldives' highest honour accorded to foreign dignitaries Nishan Izzuddeen

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be conferred on Saturday with Maldives' highest honour accorded to foreign dignitaries, the Nishan Izzuddeen, the Maldivian Foreign Minister announced. PM Modi will be in Maldives on Saturday as part of his first bilateral visit after coming back to power for the second time. The visit is significant as the island nation is the only country in the neighbourhood that PM Modi had not visited during his first term as prime minister.

President has announced his decision to confer on PM of India H.E. the Maldives highest honour accorded to foreign dignitaries, “The Most Honourable Order of the Distinguished Rule of Nishan Izzuddeen” during PM’s visit today. Namaskar, Swagatham (sic), tweeted Abdulla Shahid, the Maldivian Foreign Minister.

During his two-day visit, Modi will meet Solih, Vice-President Faisal Naseem and former President Mohammed Nasheed. Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale had said that both sides will aim to strengthen ties in various sectors. Modi and Solih, together, expected to inaugurate the coastal surveillance radar system, a key tool in strengthening maritime cooperation and security in the Indian Ocean.

First Published: Saturday, June 08, 2019 01:16 PM
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