International Trade Minister Ng speaks with India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry

MARY Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, and Piyush Goyal, India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs and Food and Public Distribution, and Textiles, on Wednesday “underscored Canada and India’s robust relationship based on the two countries’ long-standing friendship, which is strengthened by strong people-to-people ties and growing economic co-operation.”

They welcomed a re-engagement on negotiations toward a Canada-India comprehensive economic partnership agreement and a Canada-India foreign investment promotion and protection agreement, and committed to working closely together to reach agreements in the coming months, according to an official statement.

Ng underscored Canada’s long history of supplying high-quality pulses to India and reiterated the importance of further facilitating this trade.

The two ministers reaffirmed their shared commitment to a successful 12th WTO Ministerial Conference, when it is rescheduled. The ministers agreed to continue the momentum of the WTO and support ambitious outcomes on key priorities, including on trade and health and fisheries subsidies. They also agreed to continue working together toward a strong, inclusive, and sustainable economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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