Canadian Foreign Minister in India for Indo-Pacific Strategy tour
Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly announced that she will embark on her first official trip to India to deepen bilateral ties and foster stronger partnerships, according to Government of Canada press release.
She will build on the two countries' shared tradition of democracy and pluralism, a common commitment to a rules-based international system and multilateralism, and mutual interest in expanding our commercial relationship and strengthening our extensive and growing people-to-people connections, added the release.
In Delhi, Minister Joly will meet with her Indian counterpart S Jaishankar to advance Canada's engagement with India under the Indo-Pacific Strategy, and create opportunities for growth and prosperity for the two countries.
Both ministers will identify areas where Canadian and Indian interests converge and where the two countries could further collaborate on global and regional issues, especially as India holds the presidency of the G20 this year, added the release.
"Simply put: the rise of the Indo-Pacific can create extraordinary local benefits, as well as opportunities for prosperity, economic growth and better-paying jobs across Canada. From Cleantech to critical minerals and education programs, there is a demand in India for what Canadians make, and grow, and the services we provide. I look forward to my first official visit to India in order to strengthen our engagement, which is paramount to our Indo-Pacific Strategy," said Joly.
Canada and India have deep ties built on shared democratic values and a long-standing friendship. The wide-ranging bilateral cooperation between Canada and India spans the fields of science and technology, finance, education, defence and security.