INDIAN Foreign Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar said on Monday that he had good discussions with Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly in New Delhi.
Joly said: “Dr. S. Jaishankar and I are committed to seek new opportunities through which to engage. We will build on our people-to-people ties, commitment to a rules-based order and our desire to expand our commercial relationship.”
She added: “We look forward to supporting India in their G20 presidency.”
Jaishankar said that the two ministers deliberated on deepening their bilateral partnership, focusing on trade, investment, mobility, education and security, and recognized the centrality of people to people ties to the expansion of their cooperation.
They exchanged views on the global situation, in particular the Indo-Pacific and the Ukraine conflict. India welcomed Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy.
Jaishankar said that India appreciated Canadian support for India’s G20 Presidency that will address challenges of economic growth and development.