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Justin Trudeau Meets Devendra Fadnavis, Discusses Investment & Cultural Ties

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| February 20 , 2018 , 18:49 IST

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, on a week-long visit to India, met the captains of India Inc in Mumbai.

Trudeau met ICICI Bank MD & CEO Chanda Kochhar, Tata Sons Chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran and Infosys CEO&MD Salil Parekh, in Mumbai.

He also met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

During the meeting, business, investment and cultural ties between Maharashtra and Canada were promoted by Fadnavis.

The Canadian PM participated in the Canada-India Business Forum at Taj Mahal Palace.

Trudeau also met with Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani. The two leaders discussed various aspects of Gujarat-Canada relationship, said an official release.

Chief minister Rupani invited the Canadian PM to the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, 2019, with his country's delegation, as Canada is the partner country of the mega biennial event, it said.

Trudeau's trip has seen the Canadian media express its displeasure over an apparent 'snub' of Trudeau by the Narendra Modi government, with the Indian prime minister not receiving his Canadian counterpart at the airport. Ostensibly, the cold shoulder is the result of the support for the militant Khalistani movement in Trudeau's government.

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However, the Government of India has rejected such speculation and said the Canadian PM has been extended normal diplomatic protocol. Despite the less-than-warm start to the trip, the Canadian PM is set for a power-packed day in Mumbai on Tuesday, with a focus on meeting and interacting with business leaders.

PM Trudeau will hold bilateral talks with PM Modi on Friday, a day before he wraps up his tour.

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Officials said Trudeau would also have a one-on-one meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday. He would meet the Punjab CM after a visit to the Golden Temple.

Trudeau landed in Mumbai on Monday, after visiting Gujarat, where he spoke at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmadabad.