Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

Salient Points of PM Modi’s Press statement during the visit of Prime Minister of Canada to India on 23 Feb, 2018

India places high importance in taking forward its strategic partnership with Canada.

Our relations are based on democracy, pluralism, supremacy of rule of law and mutual contacts.

India and Canada can work together in every sector: from trade and investment to energy; from science and innovation to education and skill development; and from oceans to the space.

First of all, we agreed to strengthen our security cooperation. Terrorism and militancy are a threat for democratic and pluralistic society like India and Canada. It’s important for us to come together to face these forces.

There should not be any place for those who use community for political purposes and for creating rift.

India’s rapid and constant economic growth and economic reforms provide ample opportunities. Canada’s pension fund continues to be a powerful partner in India’s infrastructure development.

It’s essential to provide for an institutional mechanism for our economic partnership. In this context, we have instructed our negotiators to double their efforts to finalise a Bilateral Investment and Promotion Agreement and a Comprehensive Partnership Agreement.

Canada has been an energy super power and it can meet our growing energy requirements. Today we have decided to expand our energy dialogue and to prepare the contours of the future of our energy partnership.

The strength of our cooperation in the field of atomic energy is being reflected in the unhindered supply of uranium. Today, we have been adding nuclear science, technology and innovation to our cooperation.