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Trudeau to join long list of dignitaries who have visited Punjab’s Golden Temple

British monarch, Queen Elizabeth, and her husband, Prince Phillip, have also visited the Golden Temple.

punjab Updated: Jan 23, 2018 13:55 IST
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau(HT File )

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is set to visit Amritsar as part of a week-long visit to India, will join a long list of world dignitaries who have visited the Golden Temple.

2016: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani had visited the Golden Temple in 2016 along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The visit came on the sidelines of the 6th Heart Of Asia-Istanbul conference on Afghanistan. Modi became the first Prime Minister to serve devotees at the Golden Temple.

2016: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Khonsari also visited the Golden Temple, taking time off from the Heart of Asia conference.

2013: Prime Minister David Cameron became the first British PM to visit the Golden Temple in February 2013.

2009: The then Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper wrapped up a busy three days of meetings in India in 2009 with a visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

1997: British monarch, Queen Elizabeth, and her husband, Prince Phillip, visited the Golden Temple in 1997. They also visited Jallianwala Bagh during their October visit.