Maninder Sidhu, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada, engaged with business leaders and civil society partners in India on strengthening ties between Canada and India under Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy.
In Mumbai, Parliamentary Secretary Sidhu put forth Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy into action and met with business leaders, start-ups and industry associations to promote Canada’s interests in the region and meeting with Canadian businesses that are leading Canadian investment in India building on long-standing bilateral ties. These meetings include engagements with British Columbia’s Forestry Innovation Investment and the Indo-Canadian Business Council.
The Parliamentary Secretary also held discussions with representatives of the Canada-India Gateway House and the Mann Deshi Foundation as part of Canada’s commitment to supporting a more secure, inclusive and sustainable Indo-Pacific region.
In Delhi until March 4, 2023, Parliamentary Secretary Sidhu will join Canada’s Foreign Minister as she attends the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, with Canada supporting India’s G20 presidency. He will also lead a round table with UN agencies to discuss advancing bilateral and multilateral cooperation between Canada and India through Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy besides being at the Raisina Dialogue, India’s premier conference on contemporary global challenges.
“Canada and India have a rich history built on close people-to-people ties and a joint interest in deepening our trade and investment relationship. Through this strong bilateral relationship and under Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, we are unlocking new opportunities for economic advancement and prosperity”, Parliamentary Secretary Sidhu said.