Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with Fiji’s Highest Civilian Honour “The Companion of the Order of Fiji” for his global leadership. Mr Modi received the medal from his Fiji counterpart Sitiveni Rabuka. In a tweet, Mr Modi thanked Mr Rabuka for the award. He also expressed his gratitude to the people and government of Fiji. He said, It is an honour for the people of India and a recognition of the strong ties between both countries.
Governor-General Bob Dadae of Papua New Guinea also bestowed upon Mr. Modi the nation’s highest civilian award, the Grand Companion of the Order of Logohu. He received the award for championing the cause of unity of Pacific Island countries and spearheading the cause of global south. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, held a meeting with his Papua New Guinea counterpart James Marape and discussed a broad range of bilateral relations.
In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Prime Minister James Marape and he had very productive talks, covering the full range of bilateral relations between India and Papua New Guinea (PNG). Mr Modi said he and his counterpart discussed ways to augment cooperation in commerce, technology, healthcare and in addressing climate change.