Justin Trudeau In Amritsar, Meets Punjab CM Captain Amarinder

| February 21 , 2018 , 14:52 IST

On a week-long visit to India, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Amritsar on Wednesday. He was received by Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Navjot Singh Sidhu at the airport.

Mr Trudeau paid obeisance at the Golden Temple along with his family. A thick security blanket was put in place in and around the Golden Temple.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh meets Justin Trudeau in Amritsar. Trudeau and Singh have a one-on-one meeting at the Taj hotel.

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"The 20-minute meeting between Amarinder Singh and Trudeau can take Punjab 20 years ahead. This visit will strengthen India & Canada relations, it is a mutual symbiosis which can transform both the countries," said Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Singh will also meet with all six ministers accompanying the Canadian Prime Minister, in a significant departure from his earlier stance linked to the Khalistan controversy.

Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and her husband Sukhbir Singh Badal who is the Former Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab and President of the Shiromani Akali Dal will also meet the Canadian PM at Golden Temple.

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Trudeau will attended langar at the Golden temple. The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has arranged a specially crafted 24-carat gold-plated portrait of the shrine and a gold-plated 'Siri Sahib' (a small six-inch sword) to be presented to the Canadian PM along with a 'siropa' (robe of honour) and a shawl.