Justin Trudeau given ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan: Narendra Modi welcomes Canadian PM with a hug [Photos]

Narendra Modi met with his Justin Trudeau welcoming him with a hug ahead of a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

FP Staff February 23, 2018 12:37:59 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on Friday welcoming him with a hug ahead of a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, putting to rest speculations about the government cold-shouldering the visiting dignitary. Twitter@narendramodi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on Friday welcoming him with a hug ahead of a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, putting to rest speculations about the government cold-shouldering the visiting dignitary. Twitter@narendramodi
On Thursday evening, breaking his silence for the first time since the Canadian Prime Minister's arrival in India on February 17, Modi said that he looked forward to the bilateral meeting on Friday. PTI
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On Thursday evening, breaking his silence for the first time since the Canadian Prime Minister's arrival in India on February 17, Modi said that he looked forward to the bilateral meeting on Friday. PTI
At the Rashtrapati Bhavan, while Modi shook hands with Sophie Trudeau, Xavier and little Hadrien, he had a special hug reserved for Elle-Grace. PTI
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At the Rashtrapati Bhavan, while Modi shook hands with Sophie Trudeau, Xavier and little Hadrien, he had a special hug reserved for Elle-Grace. PTI
On Thursday, Modi had also tweeted that he is particularly looking forward to meet the children and posted a picture of him playfully tweaking Elle-Grace's ears with Trudeau smilingly looking on during a visit to Canada in 2015. Twitter@narendramodi
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On Thursday, Modi had also tweeted that he is particularly looking forward to meet the children and posted a picture of him playfully tweaking Elle-Grace's ears with Trudeau smilingly looking on during a visit to Canada in 2015. Twitter@narendramodi
The ceremonial reception optics came after much speculation that Modi and his government was cold-shouldering Trudeau during his eight-day state visit to India. PTI
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The ceremonial reception optics came after much speculation that Modi and his government was cold-shouldering Trudeau during his eight-day state visit to India. PTI
Trudeau and his family have since visited Agra, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Amritsar. While Modi did not accompany them to Ahmedabad, a meeting with Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh was organised on Wednesday in Amritsar at the last moment. Twitter@narendramodi
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Trudeau and his family have since visited Agra, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Amritsar. While Modi did not accompany them to Ahmedabad, a meeting with Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh was organised on Wednesday in Amritsar at the last moment. Twitter@narendramodi
Trudeau's visit comes after the Modi's visit to Canada in April 2015. Following Friday's bilateral summit between the two leaders, a number of agreements are expected to be signed. PTI
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Trudeau's visit comes after the Modi's visit to Canada in April 2015. Following Friday's bilateral summit between the two leaders, a number of agreements are expected to be signed. PTI