'Both Canada,India stand firm in combating terrorism'

ANI | Updated: Jan 23, 2018 22:11 IST

Davos [Switzerland], January 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a brief discussion on the issue of terrorism, with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau, put forth that "both the countries may stand firm in combating terrorism in all its forms and its manifestations."

Outlining the details of the meeting between the two leaders in Davos, MEA Secretary (Economic Relations) and Foreign Secretary-designate Vijay K. Gokhale informed, "both the leaders agreed that during Trudeau's visit to India, they will continue to discuss and strengthen the changing economic relations but will also look at the political discussions and in this context there was a brief discussion on the issue of terrorism."

"In this regard our Prime Minister put forth that there is no ambiguity, no difference of the opinions that both countries may stand firm in combating terrorism in all its forms and its manifestations," Gokhale added.

Gokhale also added that the Trudeau spoke about the growth in Indo- Canadian relations since he had taken over as the Prime Minister.

"He referred to the emergence of the synergies in number of areas, of the growth in number of students from India to Canada, of the rise in exports," added Gokhale.

Earlier, in the day, following his speech at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Prime Minister Modi met Trudeau.

On Monday, the Canadian Prime Minister announced that he will travel to India for a state visit from February 17 to 23.

This visit will build on these shared commitments as well as on recent meetings held between Prime Ministers Trudeau and Modi, and ministers from both countries.

This visit - which includes stops in Agra, Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, and New Delhi - will provide an opportunity for Prime Minister Trudeau 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. (ANI)