If world manages to conquer COVID, it will be because of India, says Canada PM Justin Trudeau
Canada PM Justin Trudeau was welcomed by PM of India Narendra Modi during his visit to the country in 2018

If world manages to conquer COVID, it will be because of India, says Canada PM Justin Trudeau

An official statement from the Prime Minister's Office said that Trudeau informed Modi about Canada's requirement for Covid-19 vaccines from India

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, requesting for Covid-19 vaccines, which India has generously gifted to 20 countries under its vaccine diplomacy.

An official statement from the Prime Minister's Office said that Trudeau informed Modi about Canada's requirement for Covid-19 vaccines from India. Modi on his part 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, Trudeau said that if the world manages 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 rest of the world. The Indian Prime Minister thanked Trudeau for his sentiments.

The two leaders also reiterated the common perspective shared by India and Canada on many important geo-political issues. They agreed to continue the close collaboration between both the countries in fighting global challenges like climate change and the economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. The leaders looked forward to meeting each other in various important international fora later this year, and continue their discussions on all issues of mutual interest.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also promised his Canadian colleague Justin Trudeau that India would do its best to give COVID-19 vaccines sought by Canada. PM Modi in a tweet said, "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.”

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