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Trudeau says had a ‘great phone conversation’ with PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau on Monday phoned his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan and congratulated him on assuming the office.

During the telephonic conversation, the Canadian Prime Minister appreciated Imran Khan’s illustrious career in cricket and politics and wished him well for implementing his party’s agenda for the welfare of Pakistani people.

Both the leaders discussed bilateral relations and stressed the need for further strengthening of ties particularly in areas of trade, commerce and investment.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also underscored the contributions of over 400,000 Canadians of Pakistani origin to Canada.

The two leaders reaffirmed commitment to work together to strengthen bilateral relations in diverse fields.

Imran Khan was sworn-in as prime minister of Pakistan on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Justin Trudeau announced Sunday he will run for re-election in 2019 legislative polls.

The Liberal Party leader was officially nominated by his party in the central Montreal district of Papineau, a centrist stronghold he has represented since 2008. He was re-elected in 2011 and 2015.

He spoke of his “deep conviction that despite the politics of fear and division, staying positive, pulling people together, looking for ways to emphasize our common ground, our shared values among our differences, is the only way to build a stronger country, a stronger world.”

Trudeau also promised to reduce the gap between rich and poor, and to lift up indigenous populations.

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