Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in India


NEW DELHI: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in India on Saturday along with his wife and three children for a 7-day official visit to strengthen “the deep connection between the people” of the two nations.

He will be busy with a string of official bilateral engagements throughout his visit. Besides his meetings in the capital, Trudeau is set to visit Agra on February 18. He will be visiting the Taj Mahal there with his wife and three children. 

On February 19 the Canadian prime minister will travel to Gujarat, home state of his host Narendra Modi. He will visit Sabarmati Ashram and Akshardham temple in Gandhi Nagar. 

He will be attending an event by Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad. 

The next day, February 20, he will fly down to Mumbai where he is expected to hold meetings with business leaders and Indian Film industry’s representatives to explore various opportunities in the field of cinema. 

Besides his engagements in Delhi, Trudeau will visit Agra, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Amritsar. Officials said Trudeau’s visit to Gujarat will be first by a Canadian prime minister. Justin Trudeau will be the first Canadian prime minister to visit Gujarat. 

Trudeau will then travel to Amritsar in Punjab on February 21 where he will visit the Golden Temple. He is scheduled to arrive in Delhi the same day where he will visit Jama Masjid. The next day, the prime minister will also try his hand at cricket, India’s beloved sport, on February 22. He will hold wide-ranging talks with Prime Minister Modi on February 23.

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