Modi conferred highest Saudi civilian honour

Riyadh, April 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred Saudi Arabia’s highest civilian honour, the King Abdulaziz Sash, on Sunday, the second and final day of his visit to the Gulf kingdom.

“In a special gesture, PM @narendramodi was conferred Saudi Arabia’s highest civilian honour, the King Abdulaziz Sash,” external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted.

The honour is named after founder of the modern Saudi state, Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Among other notable recipients of this honour are US President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

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