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Prime Minister Modi Not Receiving Trudeau At The Airport, A Courtesy He Extended To Some World Leaders In The Past, Had Triggered Speculation In Canada That It Was A Snub To Him For The Rising Sikh Radicalism In That Country.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Neha Singh | Updated on: 23 Feb 2018, 02:31:47 PM
Source: Twitter

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Canadian Prime Minister Justin and his family at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Friday. PM Modi to hold talks with his Canadian counterpart to further strengthen relations between the two nations. 

On Thursday, PM Modi took to twitter and said, "I look forward to meeting PM @JustinTrudeau tomorrow and holding talks on further strengthening India-Canada relations in all spheres. I appreciate his deep commitment to ties between our two countries." 

Followed by another tweet, Prime Minister Modi said, "I hope PM @Justin Trudeau 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." (sic)

Prime Minister Modi not receiving Trudeau at the airport, a courtesy he extended to some world leaders in the past, had triggered speculation in Canada that it was a snub to him for the rising Sikh radicalism in that country.         

However, government sources here had strongly rejected the speculation, insisting normal diplomatic protocol has been extended to Trudeau. "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," the PM said in another tweet. 

Here are the LIVE updates:

# 02:08 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

# 02:04 PM: We share not only rich a history but a set of values that encourage a natural friendship between our two countries: Canadian PM

# 02:04 PM: There should be no space for those who misuse religion for political motives and promote separatism. We will not tolerate those who challenge unity and integrity of our countries: PM Modi

# 02:01 PM: Canada is a energy super-power, it can fulfill our increasing energy demands: PM Modi in Delhi

# 01:55 PM: We discussed many issues including deference operation. Terrorism & extremism are a threat to countries like ours and to fight these elements it is important for us to come together: PM Modi

# 01:53 PM: Your visit awaited since long, we are happy that you visited along with your family :PM Modi to Canadian PM

# 01:15 PM: PM Modi and Canadian PM witness exchange MoUs between India and Canada 

# 11:10  AM: — ANI (@ANI) February 23, 2018

# 11:03 AM: Canadian Prime Minister meets EAM Sushma Swaraj 

# 10:47 AM: Canadian PM & his family pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. 

# 10:39 AM:  At the ceremonial welcome 

# 09:18 AM: WATCH: PM Narendra Modi receives Canadian Prime Minister 

# 09:17 AM:  Canadian PM and family welcomed by PM Modi.

# 09:08 AM: Canadian Prime Minister inspects guard of honour at Rashtrapati Bhawan. 

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First Published : 23 Feb 2018, 08:19:48 AM

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