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5 days into visit, Modi welcomes Trudeau, looks forward to meet children

PTI
Published : Feb 23, 2018, 8:48 am IST
Updated : Feb 23, 2018, 8:48 am IST

At bilateral talks, both leaders are expected to focus on trade, defence, space, tackling climate change energy, education.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted a picture from his 2015 Canada visit, when he had met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his daughter Ella-Grace. (Photo: Twitter | @narendramodi)
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted a picture from his 2015 Canada visit, when he had met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his daughter Ella-Grace. (Photo: Twitter | @narendramodi)

New Delhi: On the eve of his meeting with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday posted a welcome for him. The tweet comes five days after the Canadian Prime Minister and his family landed in India.

"I hope PM @JustinTrudeau and his family had a very enjoyable stay so far. I particularly look forward to meeting his children Xavier, Ella-Grace, and Hadrien. Here is a picture from my 2015 Canada visit, when I'd met PM Trudeau and Ella-Grace," Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.

The two leaders are expected to hold a bilateral meeting on Friday.

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At Friday's bilateral meeting, Modi and Trudeau are expected to focus on trade, defence, civil nuclear cooperation, space, tackling climate change energy and education.

Cooperation on counter-terror measures is also expected to be a key area of focus in view of India's concerns over Sikh radicalism in Canada.

Also read: Khalistani terrorist 'invitee' at Trudeau’s Mumbai event, sparks controversy

Trudeau, who is on his maiden visit to India, arrived on Saturday evening and the Canadian PM and his family toured the country amid talks of snub by the political establishment over what's seen as Canada's soft stance on Sikhs who demand Khalistan. 

On Thursday, Khalistani terrorist Jaspal Atwal was found to have been invited by Canadian High Commissioner Nadir Patel for a dinner in Delhi.
The dinner invitation to Atwal at a reception for Trudeau at the Canada House was cancelled.

On Tuesday, Atwal had attended an event in Mumbai and was photographed with Justin Trudeau's wife Sophie Trudeau and Canadian minister Amarjeet Sohi.

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