Modi, Trudeau discuss issues of terrorism and trade ties

  • Modi, Trudeau discuss issues of terrorism and trade ties
23-02-2018 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau engaged in extensive talks on issues of terrorism, counter-terrorism and extremism as well as ways to boost trade ties on Friday. The two sides thereafter inked six pacts, including one on energy cooperation.



After their nearly two-hour long meeting, Modi, while addressing a joint media event with the Canadian Prime Minister, said that they discussed the entire spectrum of the bilateral partnership. Asserting the importance of the two countries working together to fight terrorism, Modi said “There should be no place for those who misuse religion for political goals. The Prime Minister said that those who challenge India's sovereignty and unity will not be tolerated. Modi's remarks come amidst criticism of the Trudeau led Canadian Government's soft approach towards the Khalistan issue.



Modi also said the Canadian leader must have experienced the diversity of the country in the past days. On his part, Trudeau described India as a natural partner for commercial cooperation.

Earlier, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had called on the Canadian prime minister and discussed various issues of mutual interest. They discussed ways to strengthen and deepen the partnership between the two countries, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

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