India and Canada issued Joint Statement title New Vigour, New Steps [ Current Affairs ]


Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Canadian PM Stephen Harper issued joint statement title “New Vigour, New Steps” to elevate their bilateral relations to a strategic partnership and Modi’s visit to Canada is the first by an Indian Prime Minister in 42 years. India and Canada signed MoU covering the fields of uranium, visas, terrorism, foreign investment promotion and protection, Canada-India comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA) free-trade deal, culture and people-to-people ties, regional and global issues and others.

Economy, Trade and Investment agreement- two nations signed MoU on Cooperation in Rail Transportation between India’s Ministry of Railways and Transport Canada, dealing with technical cooperation which based on reformed India-Canada economic and financial relationship.

Civil-Nuclear Cooperation- Agreement signed between the Department of Atomic Energy of the Government of India and Cameco of Canada for long-term supply of uranium to India to meet its energy needs.

In the field of Energy-both countries agreed to further collaboration in areas such as energy efficiency and innovation, oil and gas development, exchange of regulatory best practices, renewable energy, and nuclear energy.

Education and Skills Development- they welcomed the Canada’s partnership in the Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) of India to enable Canadian researchers to cooperate in learning, research and teaching in select Indian educational institutions.

Science, Technology, Innovation, and Space- Both countries agreed to convene biennial meeting of the 5th Canada-India Joint Science and Technology Cooperation Committee in June 2015. Canada welcomed India’s offer to be a Partner Country in the 2017 Technology Summit to be hosted by India.

Culture and People-to-People Ties- they signed MoU on Cultural Cooperation between Canada and India was renewed and Canada’s proposal to hold the Year of Canada in India in 2017.

- Published on: April 20, 2015