Modi, Trudeau discuss terrorism, trade ties; ink six pacts

Modi, Trudeau discuss terrorism, trade ties; ink six pacts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on Friday held extensive talks on key issues of counter-terrorism and extremism as well as ways to boost trade ties, after which the two sides inked six pacts, including on energy cooperation.

After their nearly two-hour long meeting, Modi, while addressing a joint media event with the Canadian Prime Minister, said they discussed the entire gamut of the bilateral partnership.

Asserting that it is important that the two countries work together to fight terrorism, Modi said there should be no place for those who misuse religion for political goals.

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The Prime Minister also made it clear that those who challenge India’s sovereignty and unity will not be tolerated.

Modi’s remarks come amidst criticism of the Trudeau government’s soft approach towards the Khalistan issue and the controversy over a  the Canadian PM on his week-long trip to India.

Observing that Trudeau has visited various parts of India in last few days, Modi said the Canadian leader must have experienced the diversity of the country.

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