Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi was conferred with the order of St Andrew the Apostle – the highest state decoration of Russia – for exceptional services in promoting special and privileged strategic partnership between the Russian Federation and the Republic of India and friendly relations between the Russian and Indian peoples on April 12, 2019.
The Russian Embassy has said in a statement: “Narendra Modi has been declared the order of St. Andrew, Russia.” This honor will be given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to strengthen the relationship between India and Russia.
Prime Minister Shri Modi also thanked Russia for giving the highest civilian honor. He said thank you to the people of Russia and President Putin.
Prime Minister Shri Modi said, “Thank you for this dignified award. I express gratitude to President Putin of Russia and the people of Russia. The foundation of Russia and India’s friendship is very deep. The future of our partnership is very bright. Cooperation between the two nations will bring extraordinary outcomes for our citizens.”
Recently, the United Arab Emirates had also announced to give a medal to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
In the past five years, PM Shri Modi has had six global awards conferred upon him by the United Nations and countries such as South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).