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Davos 2018: PM Modi meets Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on the sidelines of World Economic Forum 2018 at Davos.

    PM Modi meets Justin Trudeau

    The two leaders are here to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting where Modi earlier in the day delivered the opening plenary address.

    Tweeting about the meeting held on the sidelines of the WEF summit, a spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs said the two leaders discussed issues of mutual interest.

    "A strategic partnership underpinned by shared values of democracy and pluralism!," the spokesperson tweeted. In a tweet, Modi said he was delighted to meet Trudeau. "Looking forward to welcoming you to India next month," he added.

    Modi also met Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. The two leaders discussed steps to further strengthen the bilateral relationship, the MEA spokesperson said.

    The forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

    It encourages leaders from all sectors to explore bold ideas and exciting opportunities for collaboration and co-operation with a view to improving global governance and building more sustainable economies that work for everyone.

    The Canadian Prime Minister will be joined in Davos by Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, and Minister of Status of Women Maryam Monsef, each of whom will have their own program of meetings during the meeting, said the office.

    On Monday, the Canadian Prime Minister announced that he will travel to India for a state visit from February 17 to 23.

    This visit will build on these shared commitments as well as on recent meetings held between Prime Ministers Trudeau and Modi, and ministers from both countries.

    During the visit, the prime ministers will reaffirm the close friendship between the two countries, and discuss ways to further deepen bilateral cooperation.

    Prime Minister Trudeau will also participate in several business roundtables to promote further trade and investment between Canada and India, as Canada works closely with Indian leaders to advance economic opportunities in both countries.

    OneIndia News (with agency inputs)

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