Trudeau seeks COVID-19 vaccines from India, PM Modi assures support
Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured Justin Trudeau that India would do its best to facilitate supplies of COVID vaccines sought by Canada
Canada has sought COVID-19 vaccines from India to meet the requirements of the North American country.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appraised Prime Minister Narendra Modi about Canada’s requirements of COVID-19 vaccines from India in a telephonic conversation on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Modi assured him of India’s support in facilitating supplies of the vaccine.
Prime Minister Modi tweeted, “Was happy to receive a call from my friend Justin Trudeau. Assured him that India would do its best to facilitate supplies of COVID vaccines sought by Canada. We also agreed to continue collaborating on other important issues like Climate Change and the global economic recovery.”
Was happy to receive a call from my friend @JustinTrudeau. Assured him that India would do its best to facilitate supplies of COVID vaccines sought by Canada. We also agreed to continue collaborating on other important issues like Climate Change and the global economic recovery.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 10, 2021
Prime Minister Trudeau informed Prime Minister Modi about Canada's requirements of COVID-19 vaccines from India, an official statement later said. In turn, Prime Minister Modi assured the Canadian PM that India would do its best to support Canada's vaccination efforts, just as it had done for many other countries already.
Expressing his appreciation, Prime Minister Trudeau said that if the world managed to conquer COVID-19, it would be significantly because of India's tremendous pharmaceutical capacity, and Prime Minister Modi's leadership in sharing this capacity with the world, the statement further stated. According to the release, Prime Minister Modi thanked Trudeau for his sentiments.
The two leaders also reiterated the common perspective shared by India and Canada on many important geo-political issues, the statement said. They agreed to continue the close collaboration between both countries in fighting global challenges like Climate Change and the economic impacts of the pandemic.
The leaders looked forward to meeting each other in various important international fora later this year, and continuing their discussions on all issues of mutual interest, the statement added.