Canadian PM Justin Trudeau meets Syrian baby boy named after him

Straits Tmes | July 16, 2017

Mr Trudeau was seen cradling two-month-old Justin-Trudeau Adam Bilal as he spoke to the baby’s parents at an annual rodeo event in the Canadian city of Calgary on Saturday (July 15).PHOTO: TWITTER/ADAM SCOTTI

 

CALGARY – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has met his namesake – a Syrian baby boy named after him by a refugee couple who were resettled in Canada.

Mr Trudeau was seen cradling two-month-old Justin-Trudeau Adam Bilal as he spoke to the baby’s parents at an annual rodeo event in the Canadian city of Calgary on Saturday (July 15).

Their meeting was captured by Mr Trudeau’s photographer and shared on his Twitter.

In the photos, the 45-year-old Canadian leader was seen looking on smiling as the baby – the son of Syrian refugees Afraa Hajj Hammoud and Mohammed Belal – slept soundly in his arms.

The couple arrived in Canada in February 2016 after fleeing war-torn Damascus. They now call Calgary home.

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