Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal attended a dinner hosted by his Canadian counterpart Mary Ng in Ottawa.
The ministers will also review India-Canada CEPA (Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement) negotiations.
At the last MDTI meeting in March 2022, both ministers launched the CEPA negotiations with the possibility of an interim agreement or EPTA (Early Progress Trade Agreement). Since then, seven rounds of negotiations have been held.
The minister is on a two-day visit to Toronto (May 9-10) during which he will have various engagements to promote trade and investment.
The minister is accompanied by a delegation of Indian CEOs led by industry body FICCI.
Goyal will also inaugurate the Indian Pavilion at SIAL CANADA-2023, which is the largest food innovation trade show in North America with the participation of more than 1000 national and international exhibitors from 50 countries.