GlintInsights Media Desk : Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka honored Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Modi) with Fiji’s highest award, recognizing his global leadership. This distinguished recognition is a rare honor for a non-Fijian recipient.
Prime Minister Modi‘s visit to Papua New Guinea marked his first official trip to the country, where he hosted a crucial summit between India and 14 Pacific island nations, aiming to strengthen bilateral ties.
The Prime Minister’s Office expressed that this was a significant achievement for India, highlighting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Modi) received the Companion of the Order of Fiji, a title bestowed upon only a few non-Fijians thus far. The Ministry of External Affairs conveyed through Twitter that Prime Minister Modi dedicated this honor to the people of India and the Fiji-Indian community, acknowledging their vital role in fostering the enduring bond between the two nations.
During the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) summit, Prime Minister Modi had the opportunity to engage with his Fijian counterpart, Prime Minister Rabuka. The Indian Prime Minister expressed his delight in meeting Prime Minister Rabuka, emphasizing the longstanding relationship between India and Fiji. Both leaders engaged in fruitful discussions covering various topics, demonstrating their commitment to further solidifying the bilateral ties in the years ahead. Prime Minister Modi shared these sentiments on Twitter, affirming their shared vision for collaborative endeavors between the two nations.