New Delhi, Feb 21: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau along with his six ministers met Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh in Amritsar on Wednesday. Trudeau and Singh had a one-on-one meeting at the Taj hotel. The meeting between both leaders lasted for an hour. Also Read - COVID-19 in Punjab: Night Curfew in Hotspots, Curbs on Indoor, Outdoor Gatherings From March 1
Post the meeting, Captain Amarinder Singh said, “I took up with Canadian PM, the militancy concerns we have and he has assured us that they will look into this matter.” Also Read - Public, Private Universities in Punjab to Reopen From Jan 21, Govt Issues SOPs | Details Here
“The 20-minute meeting between Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh and Canadian PM Justin 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,” Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu had said earlier in the day.
The 46-year-old Canadian prime minister, accompanied by his family and ministers, is on a week-long visit to India. Earlier in the day Trudeau also visited Golden Temple and as part of ‘seva’, or ‘service’, he rolled ‘chapatis’ at the communal kitchen there.
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee also presented 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.