Malala Yousafzai meets Canadian PM Trudeau to discuss work of G7 GEAC

09:22 AM | 8 Sep, 2018
Malala Yousafzai meets Canadian PM Trudeau to discuss work of G7 GEAC
OTTAWA - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Pakistani Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai on Friday held a meeting to discuss matters pertaining to women's education and rights.

The Canadian prime minister took to Twitter and shared a picture of the meeting saying, "Great to catch up with @malala today in Ottawa".

Trudeau added, "We talked about the important work of the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council and our commitment to making sure more women & girls around the world get to go to school".

In response, Yousafzai said: "So happy to be back in Canada today! Thank you, Prime Minister, for your time and your commitment to education for every child".

In October 2012, Malala — then 15-years-old — was shot in the head at point-blank range by Taliban gunmen as she was returning from her school in Swat valley. She suffered bullet injuries and was admitted to the Military Hospital Peshawar and then taken to London for further treatment.

Later Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan took responsibility, saying they attacked the girl for her “pro-peace, anti-Taliban and ‘secular’ agenda”.

The shooting drew widespread international condemnation and she was subsequently sent to Britain for treatment.

In 2014, Malala became the youngest recipient of Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 17, in recognition of her efforts for children’s rights.