Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with Fiji’s highest honor, the Companion of the Order of Fiji, on Monday. The award was presented to Modi by Fijian Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka during a ceremony in Suva, the capital of Fiji.
The Companion of the Order of Fiji is the highest civilian award that can be bestowed by the government of Fiji. It is awarded to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the country, in fields such as public service, business, the arts, or sports.
Modi was awarded the honor in recognition of his global leadership and his efforts to strengthen ties between India and Fiji. He is the first Indian prime minister to visit Fiji in 30 years.
In his acceptance speech, Modi said that he was “deeply honored” to receive the award. He also praised the close ties between India and Fiji, and said that he was committed to working with Fiji to further strengthen these ties.
Modi’s visit to Fiji comes at a time when India is seeking to expand its influence in the Pacific region. India has been providing economic and military assistance to Fiji and other Pacific island nations, and it is also seeking to increase its trade and investment ties with the region.
Modi’s visit to Fiji is seen as a sign of India’s growing interest in the Pacific region. It is also a sign of the close ties between India and Fiji, which have a long history of cooperation.
Here is a quote from Fijian Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka about the award:
“I am delighted to confer the Companion of the Order of Fiji on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He is a global leader who has made outstanding contributions to India and the world. He is also a strong friend of Fiji, and we are honored to have him as our guest.”
Here is a quote from Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the award:
“I am deeply honored to receive the Companion of the Order of Fiji. This award is a recognition of the close ties between India and Fiji. I am committed to working with Fiji to further strengthen these ties.”