PM Modi meets Canadian PM Trudeau on G20 Summit sidelines, discusses bilateral ties
New Delhi, September 10: On the sidelines of the G20 Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with his Canadian counterpart, Justin Trudeau, to discuss a wide range of issues related to India-Canada relations spanning various sectors.
PM Modi shared the meeting on his social media platform, stating, "Met PM @JustinTrudeau on the sidelines of the G20 Summit. We discussed the full range of India-Canada ties across different sectors."
During the conclusion of the two-day G20 Leaders' Summit, Trudeau emphasized India's significance as a crucial partner for Canada. He underlined their commitment to working together across various domains.
"We recognize India as an extraordinarily important economy in the world and an important partner for Canada on everything, from fighting climate change to creating growth and prosperity for citizens. There is always a lot of work to do, and we will continue to do it," Trudeau said. (Please note: Select traveling media were allowed in the press conference)
Before their discussions, world leaders, including Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau, paid a visit to Rajghat to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi on Sunday morning.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in India on Friday to attend the G20 Summit. Accompanied by his son Xavier, he was received by Union Minister of State (MoS) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Rajeev Chandrasekhar.
Trudeau had recently praised India as a key partner in promoting shared values of democracy.
"As the world’s largest democracy, India is – and will continue to be – a key partner for Canada in the promotion of our shared values of democracy, pluralism, and progress. We are committed to building on this rich history of collaboration, including under India’s presidency of the G20 this year," Trudeau said in a statement.
"Looking ahead, as Canada strengthens its presence in the region under its Indo-Pacific Strategy, we will continue to work together to preserve the rules-based international order, promote multilateralism, and grow our economic ties to benefit people in both our countries as well as the region at large," he added.
Trudeau emphasized the strong and longstanding ties between Canada and India, with Canada hosting one of the world's largest Indian diasporas, numbering nearly 1.4 million people of Indian origin residing in Canadian communities from coast to coast. He recognized their valuable contributions to Canada's national identity, past and present, making the country stronger, more prosperous, and more inclusive.