Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (left) talks with Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a visit to Farmleigh House in Dublin, 4 July 2017

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Mr Varadkar took on the Canadian prime minister within the sock fashion stakes

Irish Taoiseach (PM) Leo Varadkar has engaged in some “sock diplomacy” in his first assembly with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Dublin.

In a nod to Mr Trudeau’s fondness for assertion socks, he wore Canada-themed mounty and maple leaf print ones to welcome his first international customer.

Mr Trudeau opted for a extra delicate striped pair on his first official engagement within the Republic of Eire.

The Canadian premier is within the nation for a three-day visit.

Away from speak of socks, commerce points are set to dominate the agenda, with the Canada-EU free trade deal anticipated to be a focus of talks between the 2 leaders.

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The Irish Taoiseach wore Canadian themed socks to welcome Mr Trudeau

Mr Trudeau arrived in Dublin along with his spouse, Sophie Grégoire, and their youngest son, Hadrien, on Monday.

He’s in Europe for a key G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany later this week.

Mr Trudeau can be on account of meet Irish President Michael D Higgins at his official residence.

The go to was organized in Could when Mr Varadkar’s predecessor Enda Kenny met the Canadian chief in Montreal.

On that event, Mr Trudeau wore particular Star Wars themed socks, because it coincided with the widely-celebrated Star Wars Day on four Could.

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Mr Trudeau celebrated ‘Star Wars Day’ on four Could – ‘Could the fourth be with you’ – throughout his assembly with former Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny

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The Canadian PM additionally wore Eid and Pleasure-themed socks on the Toronto Pleasure Parade