Papua New Guinea Governor-General Sir Bob Dadae has honored Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi by conferring upon him the prestigious Companion of the Order of Logohu. This recognition was bestowed upon PM Modi in acknowledgment of his remarkable efforts in championing the cause of unity among Pacific Island countries and spearheading the advancement of the Global South.
This distinguished award holds great significance as it highlights PM Modi’s commitment to fostering regional cooperation and collaboration. The Companion of the Order of Logohu is one of Papua New Guinea’s highest honors, previously awarded to notable individuals such as former US President Bill Clinton.
This recognition follows another esteemed accolade bestowed upon Prime Minister Modi by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji, Sitiveni Rabuka. PM Modi was honored with the Companion of the Order of Fiji, the highest honor in Fiji, for his exceptional contributions and leadership.
Expressing his delight, PM Modi took to Twitter to convey his pleasure at meeting his Fiji counterpart and expressed his eagerness to strengthen the enduring relationship between India and Fiji. He emphasized that the bond between the two nations has withstood the test of time and expressed his commitment to further solidifying this partnership in the years to come.
The conferment of these distinguished awards not only acknowledges Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s significant achievements but also underscores the growing recognition of India’s role in the Pacific region and the Global South. It highlights the country’s commitment to fostering unity, collaboration, and progress on a global scale.
As India continues to strengthen its relationships with Pacific Island countries and nations in the Global South, these prestigious awards serve as a testament to the impactful leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his dedication to promoting cooperation, development, and unity on the international stage.
Notable International Awards Acknowledging PM Modi’s Leadership
- Order of Abdulaziz Al Saud (highest honor of Saudi Arabia awarded to non-muslim dignitaries) –2016
- State Order of Ghazi Amir Amanullah Khan (highest civilian honor of Afghanistan) –2016
- Grand Collar of the State of Palestine Award (highest honor of Palestine awarded to foreign dignitaries) –2018
- Order of Zayed Award (highest civilian honor of the United Arab Emirates) –2019
- Order of St. Andrew award (highest civilian honor of Russia) –2019
- Order of the Distinguished Rule of Nishan Izzuddin (highest honour of the Maldives awarded to foreign dignitaries) –2019
- King Hamad Order of the Renaissance (this Bahrain Order – First Class is a top honour by the gulf country) –2019
- Legion of Merit by the US Government (award of the United States Armed Forces that is given for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements)–2020
- Order of the Druk Gyalpo: Bhutan has honoured PM Modi with the highest civilian decoration, Order of the Druk Gyalpo in December 2021.