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U.S. President Donald Trump has awarded the prestigious Legion of Merit to former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his “leadership and vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific,” the U.S. government said Monday.

The medal was also presented to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “elevating the U.S.-India strategic partnership” and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison for “addressing global challenges and promoting collective security,” the National Security Council said on Twitter.

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