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Canadian foreign minister Melanie Joly visits India for G20 meet | World News

Canadian overseas minister Melanie Joly visits India for G20 meet | World Information

Lower than a month since she was in New Delhi for a standalone bilateral go to, Canada’s Minister of International Affairs Mélanie Joly is returning to the Indian capital to take part within the G20 International Ministers’ Assembly.

She may even function on the Raisina Dialogue co-hosted by the Observer Analysis Basis or ORF and the Ministry of Exterior Affairs. Joly will probably be in India from Wednesday to Friday.

“Because the world continues to confront inflation, the rising value of residing and provide chain disruptions compounded by Russia’s unlawful battle in opposition to Ukraine, it has by no means been extra essential for G20 and Indo-Pacific companions to show our resolve to make an actual, lasting distinction. Collectively, we should rise to the worldwide challenges and construct a greater future for everybody. Canada welcomes India’s G20 Presidency and its management in organizing the Raisina Dialogue,” she mentioned in an announcement issued by World Affairs Canada, the nation’s overseas ministry, on Tuesday.

She is going to “talk about India’s G20 agenda underneath the theme of ‘One Earth, One Household, One Future,’ with a give attention to accelerating progress to realize the Sustainable Growth Targets by 2023,” the discharge mentioned.

The scenario in Ukraine will probably be main focus space, as the discharge mentioned, “She is going to deal with the acute challenges tens of millions are going through all over the world, that are compounded by Russia’s unjustifiable and unlawful battle in opposition to Ukraine.”

On the Raisina Dialogue, she is going to take part in a panel dialogue on the way forward for the G20 in a altering world.

“All through her go to, Minister Joly may even reinforce the significance of an open, free and safe Indo-Pacific as Canada continues to develop and spend money on the area, creating extra alternatives, and constructing extra bridges underneath its Indo-Pacific Technique,” it added.

Joly traveled to New Delhi in February for a two-day go to, highlighted by a bilateral assembly with Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

Joly additionally introduced that Maninder Sidhu, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Affairs, is in India to “interact with enterprise leaders and civil society companions on strengthening ties between Canada and India underneath Canada’s Indo-Pacific Technique.”

“Canada and India have a wealthy historical past constructed on shut people-to-people ties and a joint curiosity in deepening our commerce and funding relationship. By this robust bilateral relationship and underneath Canada’s Indo-Pacific Technique, we’re unlocking new alternatives for financial development and prosperity,” Sidhu, an Indo-Canadian, mentioned in an announcement.

The Raisina Dialogue may even function Scott Moe, Premier of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan and Vice Admiral Angus Topshee, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy.


Anirudh Bhattacharya is a Toronto-based commentator on North American points, and an creator. He has additionally labored as a journalist in New Delhi and New York spanning print, tv and digital media. He tweets as @anirudhb.
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