LIVE UPDATES Justin Trudeau in India: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau today at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. Justin Trudeau received the ceremonial reception by President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Modi and other cabinet ministers. Before the ceremonial reception, as the Canadian PM exited the car, he was welcomed by PM Modi where the duo hugged. The Canadian Prime Minister along with his family visited Raj Ghat in New Delhi. Now, the duo has given the joint press conference where they said that both of them have decided to fight against terrorism and extremism.
Here are the LIVE UPDATES of Justin Trudeau’s meeting with PM Narendra Modi
2.12 pm: As Canada looks to diversify its own economy and looks for new opportunities to do business beyond its boundaries, India is a natural partner and a trusted friend for commercial cooperation: Justin Trudeau
2.09 pm: WATCH| the press conference of PM Narendra Modi and Justin Trudeau joint press conference here
2.05 pm: We share not only rich a history but a set of values that encourage a natural friendship between our two countries: Canadian PM Justin Trudeau
2.03 pm: We are committed to building the friendship with the Indian-Canadian-based community and want their active participation in India’s progress. India-Canada is a natural partnership of shared values. I have a strong partnership between the two countries and the hope of a bright future of our two countries: PM Modi
2.02 pm: Canada has energy superpower and can meet our growing energy needs. Today, we have decided to expand our Energy Dialogue and prepare the outline for the future of our energy partnership: PM Modi
2.01 PM: It is necessary to arrange an institutional structure for our financial partnership. In order to finalize the Bilateral Investment & Promotion Agreement and Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement in this perspective, we have instructed our negotiators to double the effort: PM Modi
2.00 pm: Prime Minister Trudeau and I have agreed to fight against terrorism and extremism. Our NSAs have also been met first. He has finalized Framework for Cooperation on Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism: PM Modi
1.59 pm: For the political purpose of religion, there should be no place for those who misuse and those who dig in the ditch. Those who challenge the sovereignty, unity and integrity of our country cannot be tolerated: PM Modi
1.58 pm: We have agreed to strengthen our security cooperation. Terrorism and militancy are a threat to democratic, pluralistic societies like India and Canada. It is important to join us to combat these forces: PM Modi
1.57 pm: India is of great importance to pursue its strategic partnership with Canada. Our relations are based on democracy, pluralism, supremacy of law and mutual contact: PM Modi
1.56 pm: Mr. Prime Minister, your visit was awaiting a long time. We are glad that you have come with your wife Madame Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and your children. We are also happy that before our meeting today you have visited different cities of India: PM Modi
1.55 pm: PM Modi speaks on Canadian PM’s visit to India.
1.50 pm: PM Narendra Modi, Canadian PM hold the joint press conference.
1.30 pm: MEA Raveesh Kumar tweeted: Taking the relationship forward! PM Narendra Modi and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau discussed strengthening cooperation in trade & investment, energy, education, healthcare, IT, start up, science & technology, defence and security, tourism and people-to-people contacts.
12.15 pm: Canadian PM meets with PM Modi at Hyderabad House for the bilateral meeting.
11.15 am: Trudeau meets Swaraj
Canadian Justin Trudeau and EAM Sushma Swaraj are holding bilateral talks right now. The duo met after Sushma Swaraj met with the Canadian delegation which included the Canadian Foreign Minister.
11.10 am: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets EAM Sushma Swaraj in Delhi.
10.55 am: Visuals from Raj Ghat where Canada PM Justin Trudeau paid his tribute to ‘father of the nation’ Mahatma Gandhi.
10.45 am: Raveesh Kumar from the external affairs ministry tweets: EAM Sushma Swaraj had a warm meeting with the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and discussed ways to strengthen and deepen our partnership.
10.30 am: Jaspal Atwal has been in the news since yesterday. The reason why he is grabbing headlines was the talking point after Canadian High Commissioner Nadir Patel cancelled Jaspal Atwal invitation to the event. Nadir Patel was hosting the dinner for Canadian PM Justin Trudeau. Read more about Jaspal Atwal here – Who is Jaspal Atwal?
10.20 am: Canadian PM Justin Trudeau at Raj Ghat paying his tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.
— Vikas Swarup (@VikasSwarup) February 23, 2018
10.10 am: Justin Trudeau will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi later today. The meeting will be done to power the India-Canada bilateral relations. The bilateral talks between the two will focus on civil nuclear cooperation, trade, space, climate change, defence, and education. After the delegation level talks between the two, a number of agreements are expected to be signed.
10.00 am: PM Modi with the family of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau.
9.55 am: More pictures from the ceremonial reception of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
9.45 am: PM Modi hugs Canadian PM Justin Trudeau as he welcomed him at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.
9.25 am: More pictures of PM Modi with Justin Trudeau and family.
9.22 am: Visuals of PM Modi with Justin Trudeau and family.
9.20 am: WATCH|
— ANI (@ANI) February 23, 2018
9.17 am: In a response to PM Modi’s tweet, Justin Trudeau wrote: – “we’ll see you today.”
9.15 am: Visuals of Justin Trudeau at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
9.10 am: Ceremonial reception of Canada PM Justin Trudeau begins at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.
9.00 am: Watch| Justin Trudeau play cricket with legends Kapil Dev, Mohammad Azharuddin in New Delhi
— ANI (@ANI) February 22, 2018
8.55 am: Upon visiting India, Justin Trudeau has so far visited Amritsar, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Agra. However, when the Canadian Prime Minister finally got time to visit the capital, he was welcomed with a warm reception in New Delhi. Watch Justin Trudeau dance ‘bhangra’ on the dance floor in the capital here.
8.45 am: PM Narendra Modi shared a photo of him with Justin Trudeau and his daughter from his visit to Canada back in 2015. On Twitter, he wrote: “I hope PM @JustinTrudeau and his family had a very enjoyable stay so far. I particularly look forward to meeting his children Xavier, Ella-Grace, and Hadrien. Here is a picture from my 2015 Canada visit, when I’d met PM Trudeau and Ella-Grace.”