Amit Shah greets PM Modi on being conferred Palestinian honour1 min read . Updated: 10 Feb 2018, 11:19 PM IST
Amit Shah said the Palestine recognition for PM Narendra Modi is a matter of 'great pride and honour' for the entire nation and the BJP
New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Saturday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he was conferred the ‘Grand Collar of the State of Palestine’, the highest Palestinian honour for foreign dignitaries.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Shah presented the honour to Modi in Ramallah on Saturday, recognising his contributions to promoting relations between India and Palestine. Shah said the recognition is a matter of “great pride and honour" for the entire nation and the BJP and also it “underlines India’s increasing role in the world order, which is increasingly looking towards us for leadership".
He said Modi deserved all credit for it and that this was also a recognition of his leadership and stature as a world leader. “I congratulate Prime Minister @narendramodi on being conferred the Grand Collar of the State of Palestine, Highest Palestinian honour for a foreign dignitary. This is a recognition of PM Modi’s inspiring leadership and stature as a world leader," Shah tweeted.
The BJP president said Modi was earlier presented the ‘King Abdulaziz Sash’, Saudi Arabia’s top civilian award by its king Salman bin Abdulaziz. Modi was also awarded the ‘Amir Amanullah Khan Award’, Afghanistan’s highest civilian honour.
Modi was on an official visit to Palestine on Saturday.