NEW DELHI: After UAE, Bahrain the Gulf Islamic Country gives top medal to Indian PM Modi .
Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Sunday conferred its top award, The King Hamad Order of the Renaissance, on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi , who "humbly" accepted it.
Modi , who was earlier in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a visit, reached Manama, marking it as the first tour of an Indian prime minister to the Emirati state. He met the Bahraini king, as well his counterpart, Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, separately.
I humbly accept The King Hamad Order of the Renaissance. This is a recognition of India’s strong friendship with Bahrain, which goes back hundreds of years and is expanding rapidly in the 21st century. [image: View image on Twitter] link 17.6K link 12:37 AM - Aug 25, 2019 link Twitter Ads info and privacy link
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"This is a recognition of India’s strong friendship with Bahrain, which goes back hundreds of years and is expanding rapidly in the 21st century," the Indian PM wrote on his Twitter account.
The move — the second by an Arab country — comes a day after the UAE had conferred its highest civilian honour to Modi .