Federal minister Ng speaks with India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry

MARY Ng, federal Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, spoke with Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of Railways of India, according to a Global Affairs Canada statement on Wednesday.

They discussed their continued work together to facilitate access for agricultural and other food products, especially securing predictable market access for Canada’s world-class pulses to India—a high priority for Canada.

The ministers also agreed to continue to work together to promote sustainable economic growth as the world recovers from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure that all countries have access to equitable, timely, and affordable tests, treatments, and vaccines.

Ng and Goyal also spoke about ongoing negotiations on the Canada-India Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement and the Canada-India Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement, and discussed ways to support Canadian and Indian businesses and people alike, including in sectors like digital technology and clean technology.

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