Afghanistan's top civilian award conferred on Modi

IANS June 04, 2016 15:24:02 IST
Afghanistan's top civilian award conferred on Modi

Herat (Afghanistan): Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Saturday conferred with Afghanistan's highest civilian honour, the Amir Amanullah Khan Award.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani conferred the award on Modi after the two leaders jointly inaugurated the Afghan-India Friendship Dam, earlier known as Salma Dam, that was rebuilt with India's aid.

Modi arrived in Herat on Saturday on the first leg of his five-nation tour.

He will leave for Qatar later in the day on the second leg of his tour.

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