During a telephone call between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Trudeau said that if the world manages to conquer Covid-19, it would be tremendously because of India.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that India will do its best to facilitate the supply of Covid-19 vaccines required by Canada. Trudeau called up Modi on Wednesday, during which Trudeau informed about Canada’s requirements of Covid-19 vaccines from India.
In a tweet about the talk between the two leaders, Modi said: “Assured him [Trudeau] that India would do its best to facilitate supplies of Covid vaccines sought by Canada.” Modi also stated that they talked about collaborating on issues like climate change and global economic recovery.
According to a statement from the Indian government, during the call, Trudeau said: “If the world managed to conquer COVID-19, it would be significantly because of India’s tremendous pharmaceutical capacity, and Prime Minister Modi’s leadership in sharing this capacity with the world.” The statement also said: “The leaders looked forward to meeting each other in various important international fora later this year, and continuing their discussions on all issues of mutual interest.”
According to an official statement released by the Canadian government, “ the two prime ministers reaffirmed their common interests in a free and open Indo-Pacific, and the importance of working together on global challenges such as climate change, strengthening global trade, and reinforcing the rules-based international order.” The statement also said that the leaders discussed the two countries’ commitment to democratic principles, recent protests, and the significance of resolving issues through dialogue.
The leaders also highlighted the importance of the Canada-India strategic partnership strengthened by shared values, people-to-people ties, and growing bilateral economic cooperation.