Stephen Harper met Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on January 8th to discuss the state of India-Canada relations and global cooperation.
Former PM of Canada, Mr. @stephenharper met Prime Minister @narendramodi.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 8, 2019
The two leaders exchanged views on developments in India-Canada relations, main global trends and cooperation among democracies. pic.twitter.com/E9be3actt6
Harper is currently in India attending a global conference called “Raisina Dialogue”, India’s flagship conference on geopolitics and geo-economics. He is set to deliver a keynote presentation at the conference.
In July, Stephen Harper made a visit to the white house to meet Donald Trump’s economic advisor Larry Kudlow.
The former Prime Minister has made several such high-profile visits as of late after releasing his latest book “Right Here, Right Now”.
The prime minister’s tweet is in stark contrast to Modi’s message regarding Justin Trudeau’s visit in February of 2018. The Indian PM chose to post a nostalgic message about the delight of meeting the Prime Minister’s kids instead of the trip’s successes.
I hope PM @JustinTrudeau and his family had a very enjoyable stay so far. I particularly look forward to meeting his children Xavier, Ella-Grace, and Hadrien. Here is a picture from my 2015 Canada visit, when I'd met PM Trudeau and Ella-Grace. pic.twitter.com/Ox0M8EL46x— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 22, 2018
Justin Trudeau’s visit to India, meant to strengthen India-Canada ties was a disastrous public affairs nightmare that ended up further cooling the relations between the two countries.