Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday conveyed his assurance to Canadian PM Justin Trudeau that India’s productive capabilities in the pharmaceutical sector would remain available for assisting the citizens of the world, including those of Canada. The assurance came during a telephonic conversation between the two leaders, where the duo discussed the COVID-19 pandemic situation.
A release from the PMO stated that “Prime Minister spoke on phone today with Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada. The two leaders discussed the prevailing global situation regarding the COVID-19.”
Meanwhile, both the leaders have agreed on the importance of “global solidarity and coordination, the maintenance of supply chains, and collaborative research activities.”
Had a warm exchange with PM @JustinTrudeau. Thanked him for looking after Indian citizens in Canada in these difficult times. Collaboration and partnership between India and Canada is vital to fighting the pandemic including through medical research and supply chain management.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 28, 2020
“The two leaders agreed that the partnership between India and Canada could contribute meaningfully to the global effort to fight the pandemic, especially through collaboration in research and technology aimed at finding a vaccine or therapeutic solutions to COVID-19,” the statement added. Earlier, PM Narendra Modi thanked Canadian PM Justin Trudeau for looking after Indian nationals in Canada during the coronavirus crisis.
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“Had a warm exchange with PM @JustinTrudeau. Thanked him for looking after Indian citizens in Canada during these difficult times. Collaboration and partnership between India and Canada are vital to fighting the pandemic including through medical research and supply chain management,” PM Modi said in a tweet. Meanwhile, Trudeau “appreciated” the support provided by the Indian government for Canadian citizens in India.