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Canada PM Justin Trudeau to visit India from Feb 17-23

Justin Trudeau will participate in several business roundtables to promote further trade and investment between Canada and India, as Canada works closely with Indian leaders to advance economic opportunities in both countries.

india Updated: Jan 22, 2018 18:48 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on during a news conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.(Reuters File Photo)

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau announced on Monday he will travel to India for a state visit from February 17 to 23.

“Canada and India share a special bond and are linked by tremendous people-to-people connections. The more than one million Canadians of Indian origin make the relationship between our two countries a truly special one. I look forward to meeting with Prime Minister Modi, and further strengthening the Canada-India friendship,” Trudeau said in a release issued on Monday.

“Our two countries share much in common, including an commitment to diversity, democracy, freedom, and the rule of law,” he added.

This visit - which includes stops in Agra, Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, and New Delhi - will provide an opportunity for the Canadian prime minister to connect with Indian leaders in government and business, promote the empowerment of women and girls, and strengthen Canada and India’s close economic ties.

Trudeau will also participate in several business roundtables to promote further trade and investment between Canada and India, as Canada works closely with Indian leaders to advance economic opportunities in both countries.

While in India, Trudeau will engage with youth, and visit several landmarks, including the Taj Mahal, Sri Harmandir Sahib (also known as the Golden Temple), the Jama Masjid, and Swaminarayan Akshardham.

First Published: Jan 22, 2018 18:48 IST