Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mélanie Joly, and India’s Minister of External Affairs, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, met today in New Delhi for the Canada-India Strategic Dialogue. Marking a decade since the first Strategic Dialogue was held, the meeting attests to the enduring, close ties between Canada and India as well as our continued collaboration on shared foreign policy priorities.
During the meeting, the Ministers discussed strengthening the economic partnership between Canada and India, advancing security cooperation, facilitating migration and mobility between the two countries, and growing our strong people-to-people ties.
The Ministers also discussed furthering Canada-India cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, following the announcement of Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy in November. Canada and India share a common vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific, anchored in our shared values of democracy, pluralism, and the rule of law.
Minister Jaishankar and Minister Joly also exchanged views on priorities for the G20, which India is hosting this year. Canada and India will work closely together to achieve ambitious outcomes in the G20 including on priority areas like economic growth, women-led development, and green transitions.
Looking ahead, Minister Joly and Minister Jaishankar will continue to work towards advancing the Canada-India Partnership for Security and Growth as part of wider and growing cooperation between our governments on a range of shared priorities this year.