Refugees' baby named Justin-Trudeau meets Justin Trudeau

Refugees' baby named Justin-Trudeau meets Justin Trudeau

Refugees' baby named Justin-Trudeau meets Justin Trudeau

Two-month-old Justin-Trudeau Adam Bilal met his namesake at a Calgary Stampede breakfast on Saturday.

The couple arrived in Canada in February 2016 after fleeing war-torn Damascus.

Canada agreed to accept tens of thousands of Syrian refugees after the country's 23rd Prime Minister took office.

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The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has had a very special meeting with the baby of a refugee couple named in his honour.

Shortly after Trudeau took office, the Canadian government agreed to accept tens of thousands of Syrian refugees - a move that saw him praised by the global community.

The couple Muhammad and Afraa Bilal landed in Canada past year in February with their two children after running away from war-torn Syria. "He is a really nice man", Hammoud told BBC News of the Canadian prime minister.

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'It will be a big story because you know, the Arabic name and the English name, there is a big difference, ' she said. "He said, "this is Justin-Trudeau, ' and then he says, 'I appreciate that you named him after my name".

After US President Donald Trump in January first announced his travel ban barring immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, Mr Trudeau struck a decidedly different tone on his Twitter.

Justin-Trudeau Adam Bilal was born on May 4 at approximately 6:10 p.m to Syrian parents who had recently come to Canada as refugees.

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