New Delhi: India and Canada should come together to counter the threat from terrorism and extremism, faced by both countries, appealed Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks on Friday with Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, who is on his visit to India. Six agreements were signed between the two countries following the discussions. These include agreements on energy and defence.
Furore was created when a pro-Khalistani terrorist received an invitation for the dinner organized by Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau in New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau against this background. The two leaders had detailed discussions on multiple issues. In the joint statement issued thereafter, Prime Minister Modi underlined the threat of terrorism and extremism and appealed that there is a need to unite against terrorism. The Prime Minister clearly stated that the divisive forces should not be supported.
Prime Minister Modi expressed confidence in Canada saying that Canada is a super power in the energy sector and can help India fulfil its ever-increasing power requirement. The Prime Minister also said that the Canadian Prime Minister must have realised the diversity of India while visiting different states and cities over the past six days.
Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau clarified that India is a trusted friend of Canada. He said that there is lot of opportunity to expand the relationship between the two countries.
After these talks, India and Canada signed six bilateral agreements. Along with agreements on energy and defence, agreements related to IT, Science and Technology, Tourism and Health are also included. Before meeting Prime Minster Narendra Modi, Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau met Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj. Also, there were discussions on multiple topics between the Canadian delegation and their Indian counterparts.