Indian PM Modi accepts Order of the Nile in Egypt
Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the Egyptian government and people for conferring him with the 'Order of the Nile', the country's highest state honour.
He stated that the honour bestowed upon him indicates the "warmth and affection" that Egypt has towards India and the people of the country.
Earlier in the day, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi conferred PM Modi with the 'Order of the Nile'. It was the 13th state honour of its kind to have been conferred on him.
In the last nine years, PM Modi has received many international awards including Companion of the Order of Logohu, Companion of the Order of Fiji and Ebakl Award by the Republic of Palau, among others.
Meanwhile, PM Modi on Sunday held a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi during which they signed an agreement to elevate the bilateral relationship to a "Strategic Partnership".
Both the leaders discussed ways to further deepen the partnership between the two nations, including in trade, investment, defence, security, renewable energy, cultural and people-to-people ties. The two sides signed an agreement to elevate the bilateral partnership to a "strategic partnership." In addition, three Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the fields of agriculture, archaeology and antiquities and competition law were also signed between India and Egypt.