Prime Minister Modi greets Trudeau with bear hug; at Rashtrapati Bhawan
Its been a controversial tour so far but none the less, the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday.
The meeting came ahead of the meeting with the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and an extended bilateral meeting along with a group of his ministers.
Earlier on Friday morning, Prime Minister Modi received Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau and his family at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
As the whole media watched, the Prime Minister Modi greeted the visiting dignitary with his famous bear hug.
After being welcomed at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, Trudeau and his family paid their tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.
However, Trudeau’s maiden India visit plunged into a major controversy on Thursday because of a dinner invitation to convicted Khalistani terrorist Jaspal Atwal by the Canadian High Commissioner to India.
In a tweet, Modi said that he hoped Trudeau had an enjoyable visit to India so far and that he particularly looked forward to meeting Trudeau’s three children Xavier, Ella-Grace, and Hadrien.
PM Modi also posted a picture of him along with Trudeau and Ella-Grace during his visit to Canada in April 2015.
Responding to PM Modi’s welcome tweet, Trudeau tweeted back that his daughter Ella-Grace remembered the occasion on which the photo was taken and that his visit to India had been “great” so far. >
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