Toronto, Apr 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday described the Indian diaspora event held at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto as an ‘ unforgettable experience’, thanking his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper for the hospitality accorded to him during his visit. Prime Minister Modi took to twitter to express his views. (READ: Canada to supply uranium for India’s nuclear plants)
“Thank you Toronto ! Thank you @pmharper. Unforgettable experience at the Indian Community Programme,” he posted. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi attended a reception hosted by Prime Minister Harper before addressing the diaspora event at the Ricoh Coliseum. The Prime Minister also met Canadian Governor General David Johnston, before holding a tete-a-tete with his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper.
He also attended a ceremonial reception before being accorded a guard of honour. Prime Minister Modi arrived in Ottawa on Tuesday, for the third and final leg of his three-nation, nine-day tour. Canada Defence Minister Jason Kenney, Minister of International Trade Ed Fast, Indian Ambassador to Canada Vishnu Prakash, Canada Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Deepak Obhrai and Canadian MPs Patrick Brown, Royal Galipeau and Devinder Shory were present at the airport to welcome him.
Chief of Protocol of Canada, Angela Bogdan, and Canadian High Commissioner to India Nadir Patel were also present. Prime Minister Modi’s trip to Canada is the first bilateral visit by an Indian Prime Minister in 42 years. Prime Minister Modi arrived here after concluding a successful visit to France and Germany.