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PM Modi conferred with Afghanistan’s highest civilian honour

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Herat (Afghanistan) : Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday conferred Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the country’s highest civilian honour, the Amir Amanullah Khan Award.

The Ministry of External Affairs ( MEA) spokesperson Vikas Swarup confirmed this on his official Twitter handle.

“A true brotherhood is honoured. PM is awarded the Amir Amanullah Khan Award, Afghanistan’s highest civilian honour,” he tweeted.

The award was conferred after the two leaders jointly inaugurated the Afghan-India Friendship Dam, earlier known as the Salma Dam, that was rebuilt with India’s aid.

Inaugurating the Dam, Prime Minister Modi said the event marked a ‘historic moment’ of emotion and pride in the relations between Afghanistan and India.

Salma Dam is a landmark infrastructure project undertaken by the Indian government on the River Chist-e-Sharif, in Herat.

The Afghan-India Friendship Dam is a multipurpose project planned for generating 42 megawatt of power, irrigating 75000 hectares of land, water supply and other benefits to the people of Afghanistan. (ANI)

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