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PM Modi meets Trudeau, Queen Maxima of Netherlands at Davos

SNS Web | New Delhi |

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on 23 January at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The two leaders discussed issues of mutual interest.

“India and Canada share a strategic partnership underpinned by shared values of democracy and pluralism,” the Ministry of External Affairs said in a tweet.

Trudeau will be visiting India from February 17-23 – his first since becoming the PM of Canada.

Both Trudeau and Modi will be looking forward to strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries in key areas of mutual interest including trade and investment, energy, science and innovation, higher education, infrastructure development, skill development and space.

The External Affairs Ministry said that cooperation in security and counter-terrorism as well as exchange of views on global and regional issues of mutual interest will also be discussed during the visit.

Modi also met Queen Maxima of the Netherlands discussed steps to further strengthen the bilateral relationship between the two nations.

On Monday, the PM held bilateral talks with Swiss President Alain Berset. On the same day he held a roundtable meeting with the CEOs of top global companies.

According to the MEA, the PM narrated India’s growth story and presented exciting opportunities for global business in India.

Earlier today, the PM delivered the opening address at the plenary session of the WEF. Modi raised the issue of climate change and global terrorism as two major problems of our times. He also spoke on how predictable, stable and transparent India has transformed into an economy fit for investment.

“I invite you all if you want to have wealth with health, then work in India. If you want peace with prosperity, then stay in India. If you come to India, you will always be welcome,” he said.