At WEF Davos, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said to Indian PM Narendra Modi, “Will see you soon” as he is scheduled to visit India in February, with an aim to strengthen the ties between Canada and US in a number of sectors.
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau will arrive in India on February 17th and the visit is aimed to strengthen bilateral relations between Canada and India in key areas of mutual interests, including trade, investment, energy, science and innovation, higher education, infrastructure development, skill development and space. This will be Trudeau’s first visit to India since he became the Prime Minister of Canada in 2015. Arriving next month, the weeklong trip planned for Trudeau will include visits at Agra, Amritsar, Ahmedabad and Mumbai besides New Delhi.
The last time a Canadian PM visited India was back in 2012 and later, PM Modi took a troll to Canada in 2015 to meetup then-PM Stephen Harper. During Modi’s trip, the core topic of discussion was an agreement on India buying uranium from Canada to power up India’s civil nuclear plants for generating electricity for civilian purposes. However, Trudeau’s trip will take India-Canada bilateral relationship to a whole new level and the two leaders might talk about free trade environment as well as aiding each other in a number of other sectors.
Besides these, the two leaders will also talk about cooperation in security and counter-terrorism alliance and will exchange views on global and regional issues of mutual interest. As per Canadian High Commission, Trudeau’s stops across India will lend him a chance to “connect with Indian leaders in government and business, promote the empowerment of women and girls, and strengthen Canada and India’s close economic ties.” However, what is it about Agra-Ahmedabad-Mumbai after all? Why are all the world leaders visiting India taken to the same three places? Taj gives away for Agra, Mumbai is the financial capital of India and Ahmedabad, well it is a city in Gujarat where Modi was born, so maybe that is worth a visit?