New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on the sidelines of the G20 summit and discussed India-Canada relations in various fields. The Prime Minister, in bilateral talks with Canadian President Justin Trudeau on the sidelines of the G20, expressed concern over the continuation of anti-India activities by extremist elements in Canada. It is noteworthy that Canada has been one of the favorite centers of migrant Sikhs, although in recent times, extremism has been growing rapidly from Canada.

What was said from the Indian side? The Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement that PM Modi told Trudeau that extremist elements in Canada are promoting separatism and inciting violence against Indian diplomats. They are damaging diplomatic compounds and threatening to blow up the Indian community and their places of worship. The statement said the nexus of such forces with organized crime, drug syndicates and human trafficking should also be a matter of concern for Canada. To deal with such threats, it is necessary for both the countries to cooperate. The ministry said the Prime Minister also mentioned that a relationship based on mutual respect and trust is essential for the progress of India-Canada relations. What did Justin Trudeau say? On the other hand, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on the issue of Khalistan that he has discussed both the issues with Prime Minister Narendra Modi several times in the last few years. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told journalists, “Canada has always expressed We will protect freedom, freedom of conscience and freedom of peaceful protest and that is extremely important to us. At the same time, we are always ready to stop violence and crush hatred.” “On the issue, it’s important to remember that the actions of a few do not represent the entire community or Canada. On the flip side, we also stressed the importance of respecting the law and talked about foreign interference.” “India is an important economy” Trudeau said India is an important partner of Canada in many sectors. He said, “India is an exceptionally important economy in the world and is an important partner of Canada in everything from combating climate change to growth and prosperity for its citizens.” The Canadian Prime Minister said that the two sides will build on the existing cooperation. Will continue to consider increasing. Modi said in a post on social media platform ‘X’ that he and Trudeau discussed India-Canada relations in various fields. read this also-

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