PM Modi conferred with highest civilian honours by Fiji, Papua New Guinea

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Narendra Modi

Prime MinisterNarendra Modi was conferred with the highest honor by Fiji and Papua New Guinea on 21 May.

An overview of the news

  • PM Modi was honored with the island nation's highest civilian award during his visit to Papua New Guinea to attend the 3rd India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) summit.

  • PM Modi was awarded "The Companion of the Order of Fiji" by his Fijian counterpart Sitweni Rabuka for his global leadership, a rare honor for a non-Fijian.

  • Papua New Guinea conferred its highest civilian honour, Grand Companion of the Order of Loghu (GCL) on PM Modi for his efforts towards unity of the Pacific island nation.

Republic of Fiji 

  • It is an archipelago consisting of around 300 islands in the South Pacific Ocean.

  • Capital: Suva 

  • Currency: Fijian Dollar 

  • Prime Minister: Sitiveni Rabuka

Papua New Guinea

  • Prime Minister: James Marape

  • Capital: Port Moresby

  • Currency: kina (K)

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