Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to meet Amarinder Singh on Feb 21 in Amritsar
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on February 21 in Amritsar in an effort to strengthen the connection between Punjab and Canada.
Taking to twitter, Singh said, "Look forward to meeting Canadian Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau in Amritsar on Wednesday. I'm hopeful that this meeting will help strengthen the close Indo-Canadian business ties as well as the deep-rooted people-to-people relations between our two countries".
Trudeau had arrived in India on Saturday evening on a week-long visit. He is accompanied by his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and three children -- Hadrien, Ella-Grace Margaret and Xavier James Trudeau - besides prominent members of his cabinet.
The Chief Minister had already issued instructions to the state administration to roll out the red carpet for the visiting dignitary's February 21 visit but was awaiting permission from the Ministry of External Affairs to hold a structured meeting.
The CM had last year also refused to meet Canadian defence minister Harjit Sajjan during his visit to the state and has also called out members of Trudeau's cabinet for their ties with the Khalistani movement. But on Monday, he appreciated Trueau's efforts in strengthening the connection between Punjab and Canada.