Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred Saudi Arabia’s highest civilian honour- the king Abdulaziz Sash. The Prime Minister was conferred the prestigious award by King Salman bin Abdulaziz at the Royal Court. The award is named after Abdulaziz Al Saud, the founder of the modern Saudi state.
The award is bestowed upon citizens of Saudi Arabia and foreigners for meritorious service to the Saudi Kingdom. King himself makes awards to foreigners. Mr. Modi has been conferred with the honour where he held extensive talks on a range of bilateral, regional and international issues.
World leaders who have received the honour include Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, British Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Indonesian President Joko Widodo.
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King of Saudi Arabia : Salman bin Abdulaziz
Saudi Arabia Capital : Riyadh
Currency : Saudi Riyal
- Presently PM Narendra Modi is on two day visit to the biggest and most powerful Gulf State, Where he has signed five agreements, including a key pact on terror financing and money laundering .
- A memorandum of understanding was signed between the financial intelligence units of the two countries on cooperation in the exchange of intelligence related to money laundering.
So lets discuss some questions related to this article :
1. Recently PM Narendra Modi has conferred with which country highest civilian honour ?
2. The award has been conferred by whom to PM Modi ?
3. How many agreements have been signed by PM Modi during his visit to the Gulf State Saudi Arabia ?
Courtesy : India Today