Trudeau arrives at Golden Temple

ANI | Updated: Feb 21, 2018 12:48 IST

Amritsar (Punjab) [India], Feb 21 (ANI): Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday arrived at Amritsar's Golden Temple, along with his wife and children.

The Canadian Prime Minister, who is on a week-long State visit to India, will meet Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh later in the day.

On Monday, Chief Minister Singh had confirmed that he will meet the Canadian Prime Minister and was hopeful that the meeting would strengthen the "close Indo-Canadian business ties as well as the deep-rooted people-to-people relations."

"Look forward to meeting Canadian Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau in Amritsar on Wednesday. I'm hopeful that this meeting will help strengthen the close Indo-Canadian business ties as well as the deep-rooted people-to-people relations between our two countries," the Punjab Chief Minister tweeted.

The Congress leader earlier refused to meet Trudeau, claiming the Canadian Prime Minister's cabinet members were connected and supported the formation of Khalistan, a separate Sikh state movement.

Earlier in the day, Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu expressed confidence that the meeting would not only strengthen the ties between both the countries but would also help to transform them.

"The 20-minute meeting between Captain Amarinder Singh and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau can take Punjab 20 years ahead," Sidhu told ANI.(ANI)