Prime Minister Narendra Modi was honoured with “The King Hamad Order of the Renaissance” as he held talks with King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on various issues of bilateral and regional importance.
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar in a tweet said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi was warmly received by HM King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa at the Al Gudaibiya Palace. Both leaders exchanged views on all matters of mutual interest.”
Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Bahrain is the first visit of an Indian Prime Minister to the country.
Sharing his experience, the Prime Minister tweeted, “Wonderful meeting with HM Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain. His Majesty and I reviewed the complete range of India-Bahrain relations and we look forward to increased cooperation for the mutual benefit of our citizens.”
While receiving the award, Modi said, “I feel very honoured and fortunate to be awarded The King Hamad Order of the Renaissance. I am equally honoured by your majesty’s friendship for me and for my country. I humbly accept this prestigious honour on behalf of 1.3 billion Indians”. He further said, “This is recognition of India’s strong friendship with Bahrain, which goes back hundreds of years and is expanding rapidly in the 21st century.”
Modi arrived in Bahrain after wrapping up his visit to the UAE where he was honoured with the ‘Order of Zayed’, the UAE’s highest civilian award.