Commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal will co-chair the discussions for the sixth India-Canada Ministerial Dialogue on Trade and Investment (MDTI) in Ottawa on Monday. He will be joined by Mary Ng, Canada's minister of international trade, export promotion, small business and economic development, the government said in a release.
The ministers will also review India-Canada Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations.
"The dialogue will focus on various themes including strengthening the bilateral trade relationship between India and Canada, investment promotion and cooperation, green transition, including critical minerals discussion and new areas of cooperation such as promoting B2B engagements," the commerce and industry ministry said, adding that at the last MDTI meeting in March 2022, both the ministers had launched the CEPA negotiations with a possibility to have an interim agreement or Early Progress Trade Agreement. Since then, seven rounds of negotiations have been held.
Goyal will also visit Toronto from May 9-10 where he will have various engagements to promote trade and investment. These engagements include meetings with CEOs of key Canadian companies and round table of Indian and Canadian CEOs.
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