On a week long visit to India, the Trudeaus visit Agra as first stop
On a week long visit to India, the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family have reached Agra for a visit to the iconic Taj Mahal.
The Trudeaus landed in Delhi only last evening.
The visit is aimed at cementing bilateral ties.
The 46-year-old Prime Minister, who once remarked that he had more Sikhs in his cabinet than PM Narendra Modi, is accompanied by a chunk of his cabinet ministers including Indian origin ones.
This trip, he said, was focused on creating jobs and strengthening the ties between people of the two nations.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was welcomed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport by Minister of State for Agriculture Gajendra Singh and Indian Ambassador to Canada Vikas Swarup.
Prime Minister Trudeau is accompanied by his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and children Hadrien, Ella-Grace Margaret and Xavier James Trudeau. At the airport, the family posed for cameras with folded hands in the signature Indian greeting of Namaste.
Over the rest of the week, Mr Trudeau will participate in business round-tables in Mumbai to promote trade, investment and job creation. He will also meet representatives of Indian Film industry to explore opportunities in the field of cinema.
His bilateral meeting with PM Modi is scheduled for February 23, during which the two leaders are expected to focus on trade, defense, civil nuclear cooperation, space, tackling climate change energy and education. >