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Trudeau visits Mathura wildlife sanctuary

ANI | Updated: Feb 18, 2018 23:20 IST

Mathura (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb 18 (ANI): Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday visited a wildlife sanctuary in Mathura's Churmura with his family.

Trudeau visited the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in Mathura. He was accompanied along with his wife Sophie Gregoire and his three children, Xavier, Ella-Grace, and Hadrien.

"@WildlifeSOS is doing important work rescuing captive Asian elephants across India, and giving them a new chance at life. Thanks for the very warm welcome at your sanctuary today," the Canadian PM tweeted.

The sanctuary remained shut for around two hours to the public, owing to Trudeau's visit.

Earlier in the day, Trudeau along with his family visited the Taj Mahal in Agra.

The Canadian Prime Minister's week-long state visit to India, includes stops in Agra, Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, and New Delhi.

The visit will provide an opportunity for Trudeau to connect with the Indian leaders in government and business, promote empowerment of women and girls, and strengthen Canada and India's close economic ties.

The Indian and Canadian sides will reaffirm the close friendship between the two countries and discuss ways to further deepen bilateral cooperation.

Trudeau will also participate in several business roundtables to promote further trade and investment between Canada and India.

Canada will work closely with the Indian leaders to advance their economic opportunities in both countries respectively.(ANI)