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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau meets refugee baby named in his honour

The Canadian Prime Minister meets baby Justin Trudeau Adam Bilal Credit: Twitter/AdamScotti

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

Syrian refugees Afraa Hajj Hammoud and Mohammed Belal decided to give their newborn a name that would reflect their gratitude to Canada for allowing them to settle and start a new life.

They wanted to honour Mr Trudeau, who has made a point of offering sanctuary for refugees and has one some occasions even personally welcomes new arrivals at the airport.

Two-month-old Justin-Trudeau Adam Bilal finally met his namesake yesterday - and it looks like they got on.

The Canadian Prime Minister is seen cradling baby Justin as his smiling parents look on.

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Ms Hammoud said they had chosen the name as a gesture of thanks for the man who allowed them to rebuild their lives after they fled war.

"My husband says 'How about if we name the boy Justin-Trudeau, like him,'" she told CBC news.

"I was a little bit shocked ... when he says that, I smile a little bit, a small smile, then I says, 'Yes, there is no problem, it will be like a small thank you for Justin Trudeau.'"