Canadian PM Justin Trudeau meets Amarinder Singh
Following his visit to Mumbai, the visiting Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau on Wednesday met Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh in Amritsar Hotel.
Union minister of state (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Punjab Cultural Affairs and Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu received Trudeau and a delegation of Canadian ministers and MPs at the Sri Guru Ramdas International Airport at around 10.40 am.
At the airport, they were also accompanied by the Amritsar Commissioner of Police SS Srivastva and the Deputy Commissioner Kamaldeep Singh Sangha, officials said.
Earlier in the day, the Canadian Prime Minister arrived at Amritsar's Golden Temple, along with his wife and children.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday hailed Amritsar's Golden Temple as a "beautiful, meaningful place."
"What an honour to be so well received at such a beautiful, meaningful place. We are filled with grace and humility," Trudeau penned down in the visitors' book at the Golden Temple.
The Punjab chief minister, a veteran Congressman, has critical views on reported links between key members of Trudeau's cabinet and Sikh separatist elements.
Singh had refused to meet Canada's defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan during his visit to India in April. He had reportedly cited Sajjan's links with supporters of the Khalistan movement-an allegation Sajjan denies.
The Canadian prime minister is on week-long visit to India. Trudeau is accompanied by wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and three children -Ella-Grace, Xavier and Hadrien.