Unlimited number of flights between India, Canada soon: Justin Trudeau
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced an agreement with India that will allow an unlimited number of flights between the two countries, reports ANI.
Trudeau, who took part in the Business 20 event here ahead of the G20 Summit, said faster and easier movement of goods and people between the two countries will facilitate mutual trade and investment.
“Today, we are announcing an agreement between Canada and India, that will allow an unlimited number of flights between our two countries,” he said.
“By making the movements of goods and people faster and easier, will facilitate trade and investment between Canada and India and help our businesses grow and succeed,” he added.
Trudeau said Canada is making major investments in the Indo-Pacific that will strengthen its engagement in the long term.
“For example, we are investing in new Canadian Trade Gateway in Southeast Asia that will help Canadian businesses expand into new markets linking them to business networks in this dynamic region. Canada and Indo-Pacific region also share strong ties between our people and we will make these ties even stronger,” he said.
Trudeau said global businesses and commerce need the predictability and reliability that the international rules-based order establishes and Canada will always stand up for it.
The Canadian Prime Minister said he had arrived in Bali from Cambodia where it was announced that Canada is elevating its relationship with ASEAN to a strategic partnership.
“This is a strong demonstration of our engagement in the region and as part of our plan to expand our economic ties in a big way. Last week, we announced Canada’s upcoming Indo-Pacific strategy. We are deepening our existing friendship in the region, seeking new allies and promoting stability. We know that business leaders like you are key to our individual and collective success. We also know that global businesses and commerce need the predictability and reliability that the international rules-based order establishes,” he said.
“This is something that Canada will always stand up for. Canada’s message is clear – We have the values that make us a solid, reliable partner. We have the raw materials and trade access and we have a skilled, educated, ambitious and diverse workforce like no other,” he added.
The announcement about an unlimited number of flights came on a day India and Canada held their second Consular Dialogue in New Delhi.