PM Modi holds bilateral with Canadian PM Trudeau, after four years
India Posted at: Jun 27 2022 11:29PM PM Modi, EU President discuss ways to deepen investment linkages, boost digital cooperation
Munich: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held “fruitful” bilateral talks with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau, a meeting taking place after over four years, and marking an uptick in relations that had turned cold.
The PM said in a tweet that the two sides reviewed the full range of bilateral ties and that there is immense scope to enhance cooperation in sectors like trade, agriculture and culture.
“Reviewed the full range of India-Canada ties during the fruitful meeting with PM @JustinTrudeau. There is immense scope to boost cooperation in sectors like trade, culture and agriculture,” he posted.
The MEA spokesperson tweeted:
“Useful exchange between PM @narendramodi and Canadian PM @JustinTrudeau at Schloss Elmau.
“Leaders discussed bilateral ties and agreed to expand trade and economic linkages, cooperation in security and counter-terrorism, as well as P2P ties.”
The PMO tweeted:
“Prime Ministers @narendramodi and @JustinTrudeau meet on the sidelines of the G-7 Summit in Germany.
They took stock of the India-Canada friendship and discussed ways to further strengthen it across various sectors.”
Negotiations for a bilateral comprehensive economic partnership agreement resumed in April 2022, with the visit of Canadian Trade Minister Mary Ng to India.
India-Canada bilateral trade stood at USD 12.4 bn in 2021.
Over 600 Canadian companies have presence in India.
Indian companies are active across fields like IT, natural resources, steel, banking.
Relations between the two nations have been moving on an upward trajectory over the past few months, following an outreach by Ottawa to India to mend ties which had got soured over the previous Trudeau administration’s perceived active hobnobbing with Sikh separatist elements.
Trudeau’s remarks in December 2020 on the farmers’ agitation added to the tension in the ties.
The two leaders had last met in New Delhi during the Canadian PM’s botched visit to India in 2018. (UNI)
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