In case you don’t religiously stalk Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s social media pages, then you might not know that Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, visited Canada late last week to meet with Prime Minister Trudeau.
And of all the places they could meet in Canada, where did PM Trudeau choose? Well, he chose Montreal of course.
Day one consisted of diplomatic talks over the economic relationship between China and Canada, with China promising to open up new markets for Canadian goods.
My thanks to Premier Li for productive talks today – reaching deals to strengthen the middle class in our countries. pic.twitter.com/jsErOEbZNm
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) September 22, 2016
However, day 2 consisted of something a little more fun, and in true Canadian fashion this day of fun included hockey.
Prime Minister Trudeau took Premier Keqiang to meet the Montreal Canadiens.
The two world leaders headed to the Bell Centre early Friday morning for a quick meet and greet with the players. They even got to stand on the ice and shoot a few pucks.
The official Montreal Canadiens Instagram and Twitter pages, along with Chinese news outlet, China Xinhua News, posted pictures of the event:
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) September 23, 2016
There were a few fans in attendance for the big meet and greet, including Special Assistant to the Mayor of Montreal, Howard Liebman.
— Howard Liebman (@HowardLiebman) September 23, 2016
Meanwhile Prime Minister Trudeau tweeted out his love of the Habs:
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) September 23, 2016
Some people questioned the “unbiased” part seeing as Trudeau and his family hail from Montreal…
— ☮♥️ Paula W ツ (@WassUpEH) September 23, 2016
But all in all, the event seemed to be a pretty big hit for Habs fans everywhere.
— Gigi4habs (@gigi4habs) September 24, 2016