INDIA-CANADA Foreign Office Consultations (FOCs) were held on Monday in New Delhi with the Indian delegation being led by Saurabh Kumar, Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs, and the Canadian delegation by Marta Morgan, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Global Affairs Canada. The last FOCs were held in March 2021 in a virtual mode.
The discussions were cordial and friendly. Both sides reviewed the progress of bilateral cooperation in domains such as political, security, trade and investment, education, science and technology, consular and mobility. They agreed that the two countries should continue work to renew the momentum in relations and convene meetings of bilateral dialogues and working groups.
The FOCs also provided a timely opportunity to exchange assessment on regional, multilateral and global issues of mutual interest. Both sides agreed to continue their productive consultations. The next FOCs will be held in Ottawa on mutually convenient date.