India assures COVID-19 vaccine supply to Canada
New Delhi : Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday gave a call to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, who assured him of India’s best efforts on helping Canada with their vaccination efforts.
On Wednesday, Modi tweeted, "Was happy to receive a call from my friend @JustinTrudeau. Assured him that India would do its best to facilitate supplies of COVID vaccines sought by Canada. We also agreed to continue collaborating on other important issues like Climate Change and the global economic recovery."
According to PMO, Justin Trudeau called PM Narendra Modi to inform him about Canada’s requirement for COVID-19 vaccine from India and the tricolour nation has assured him of its best efforts to support Canada's vaccination efforts.
"Expressing his appreciation, Prime Minister Trudeau said that if the world managed to conquer COVID-19, it would be significant because of India’s tremendous pharmaceutical capacity, and Prime Minister Modi’s leadership in sharing this capacity with the world. Prime Minister thanked PM Trudeau for his sentiments," the PMO said.
Interestingly, Canada's call for help comes two months after India had strongly objected to its comment on farmers' protest.
In December, Trudeau had said: “I would be remiss if I didn’t start by recognising the news coming from India about the protest by farmers. The situation is concerning. We are all very worried about family and friends. We know that’s a reality for many of you. Let me remind you, Canada will always be there to defend the rights of peaceful protesters. We believe in the process of dialogue.”