PM Modi Meets Canadian Counterpart Trudeau; Discusses Ways To Further Strengthen Bilateral Ties
Elmau (Germany), Jun 27 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on the sidelines of the G-7 Summit right here throughout which the 2 leaders took inventory of the India-Canada friendship and agreed to increase commerce and financial linkages, cooperation in safety and counter-terrorism.
Modi and Trudeau are right here at Schloss Elmau, the picturesque venue of the summit in southern Germany, to attend the summit of G7 nations.
“Prime Ministers @narendramodi and @JustinTrudeau meet on the sidelines of the G-7 Summit in Germany. They took inventory of the India-Canada friendship and mentioned methods to additional strengthen it throughout numerous sectors,” the Prime Minister’s Workplace tweeted.
“Reviewed the complete vary of India-Canada ties in the course of the fruitful assembly with PM @JustinTrudeau. There’s immense scope to spice up cooperation in sectors like commerce, tradition and agriculture,” Modi tweeted.
The prime minister additionally posted an image of his earlier interplay with Trudeau and US President Joe Biden in the course of the G7 Summit.
Exterior Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi mentioned the 2 leaders mentioned bilateral ties and agreed to increase commerce and financial linkages, cooperation in safety and counter-terrorism.
“Helpful change between PM @narendramodi and Canadian PM @JustinTrudeau at Schloss Elmau. Leaders mentioned bilateral ties and agreed to increase commerce and financial linkages, cooperation in safety and counter-terrorism, in addition to P2P ties,” he tweeted.
As leaders of sturdy democracies with shared values, that they had a productive assembly, a press launch issued by the exterior affairs ministry mentioned.
“Additionally they exchanged views on world and regional problems with mutual curiosity,” it added.
That is the primary in-person bilateral assembly between the 2 leaders in over 4 years. Trudeau had visited India in February 2018 throughout which he held bilateral talks with Modi.
That is additionally the primary assembly between the 2 leaders since Trudeau, who had backed the agitating farmers in India, had mentioned that Canada will all the time be there to defend the rights of peaceable protests, and had expressed concern over the scenario.
His remarks had angered India which summoned the Canadian Excessive Commissioner in New Delhi and instructed him that such feedback constituted an “unacceptable interference” within the nation’s inside affairs and these actions, if continued, could have a “critically damaging” influence on the bilateral ties. Canada has a big variety of Indians, largely from Punjab.
In February 2021, Trudeau reached out to Prime Minister Modi and requested a cargo of Covid-19 vaccines from India, which despatched a consignment of Covishield to Canada a month later.
Trudeau had lauded India and mentioned that if the world managed to beat COVID-19, it will be important due to India’s great pharmaceutical capability, and Prime Minister Modi’s management in sharing this capability with the world.
The bilateral commerce stood at USD 12.4 billion in 2021. Over 600 Canadian corporations have presence in India whereas Indian corporations in Canada are energetic within the fields of data know-how, pure sources, metal and banking. The negotiations for complete financial partnership between the 2 sides resumed in April 2022.
Canada hosts the most important Indian diaspora on the earth.
The Group of Seven (G7) is an inter-governmental political grouping consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US.
The German Presidency has invited Argentina, India, Indonesia, Senegal and South Africa to the G7 Summit in Elmau, Bavaria.
Modi is attending the G7 summit held within the Alpine citadel of Schloss Elmau in southern Germany following an invite by German Chancellor Scholz. PTI ZH AKJ ZH ZH
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