PM Modi holds talks with Canadian PM Trudeau, discusses about strengthening of WHO
As large economies wedded to democratic values, India and Canada have a natural convergence on many global issues.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held a telephonic conversation with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and both discussed the possibilities of international collaboration to address the health and economic crisis.
During their talks, as per the MEA, the two leaders emphasized on the need to strengthen multilateral institutions including the WHO, and agreed to work closely together at various international forum on health, social, economic and political issues.
The leaders updated each other about the evolving situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic in their countries, and also agreed to turn India-Canada partnership, in the post-COVID world, into a force to advance humanitarian values in the global discourse.
The MEA statement maintained that Prime Minister Modi warmly appreciated the assistance extended by Canadian authorities in recent days to the Indian citizens in Canada, and for facilitating their repatriation to India.
Prime Minister Trudeau similarly expressed his happiness at the facilitation offered for the return of Canadian citizens from India.
The two leaders agreed to continue their mutual consultations in coming days. They agreed that as large economies wedded to democratic values, India and Canada have a natural convergence on many global issues.