Modi arrives at Ottawa, to take up energy and trade


Ottawa: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived at Ottawa to commence the final part of his three nation tour. The visit by Narendra Modi is the first by an Indian Prime Minister in the last 42 years. During his three day tour, he is expected to take up issues like enhancing co-operation in energy including civil nuclear use and boosting of trade.

He was welcomed at the airport by Canadian delegation led by Defence Minister Jason Kenney. As his cavalcade drove down the Rideau Street, supporter shouted “Modi, Modi” and holding placards. The street was festooned with Indian and Canadian flags to mark the 1st visit of an Indian Prime Minister since 1973.

Narendra Modi, during his three day visit will be holding meeting with his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper on wide range of issues including nuclear energy, trade and investment. Both the leaders will also discuss security and global issues of mutual interest.

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