Canadian PM in India: Justin Trudeau visits iconic Taj Mahal with family
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who arrived in India last evening on a week-long visit, travelled to Agra to visit the iconic Taj Mahal. Trudeau, who is accompanied by his wife and three children, left for Agra from Delhi at 9:00 am. He visited the Taj Mahal at around 11 am, following which the Canadian prime minister will return to Delhi by 3:30 pm.
Justin Trudeau, who is in India till February 25, will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 23. The objective of Prime Minister Trudeau's visit to India is to expand overall ties between the two countries with a focus on defence and security, counter-terror cooperation, trade and investment, and tackling climate change.
Canada is one of the uranium suppliers to India and the two nations also have a nuclear cooperation pact in place.
India and Canada share a strategic partnership underpinned by the values of democracy, pluralism, equality for all and rule of law.
Canada is home to over 1.2 million Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) who comprise more than 3 per cent of its population.
Modi had made a bilateral visit to Canada in April 2015.
The last visit of a Canadian prime minister to India was in November 2012 when Stephen Harper had made a trip to the country.
OneIndia News (with PTI inputs)