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US President Trump Presents Legion Of Merit To Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Monday offered the celebrated Legion of Benefit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his management in elevating strategic partnership of the 2 international locations and emergence of India as a worldwide energy.

India’s Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, accepted the award on behalf of the prime minister from the US Nationwide Safety Advisor Robert O’Brien on the White Home.

President Trump “presented the Legion of Merit to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership in elevating the US-India strategic partnership,” O’Brien stated in a tweet.

Modi was offered with the best diploma Chief Commander of the Legion of Benefit which is given solely to the Head of State or Authorities.

He was given the award in recognition of his steadfast management and imaginative and prescient that has accelerated India’s emergence as a worldwide energy and elevated the strategic partnership between the USA and India to handle world challenges.

O’Brien in one other tweet stated that Trump additionally offered the Legion of Benefit to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the previous Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The awards have been obtained by their respective ambassadors in Washington DC.

President Trump “awarded the Legion of Merit to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his leadership and vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific,” he stated.

Trump awarded the Legion of Benefit to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison for his management in addressing world challenges and selling collective safety, O’Brien tweeted.

America is the most recent nation to confer its highest award to the Indian prime minister.

Different awards embrace Order of Abdulaziz Al Saud by Saudi Arabia in 2016, State Order of Ghazi Amir Amanullah Khan (2016), Grand Collar of the State of Palestine Award (2018), Order of Zayed Award by United Arab Emirates (2019), Order of St Andrew by Russia (2019), Order of the Distinguished Rule of Nishan Izzuddin by Maldives (2019).

(Lalit Okay Jha/PTI)

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