New Delhi, February 11, 2021: Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a telephone call yesterday from Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada.
Prime Minister Trudeau informed Prime Minister Modi about Canada’s requirements of COVID-19 vaccines from India. Prime Minister 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, Prime Minister Trudeau said that if the world managed 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 world. Prime Minister thanked PM 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 countries in fighting global challenges like Climate Change and the economic impacts of the pandemic.
Shadow Health Minister Michelle Rempel Garner had earlier taken a swipe at the Minister of Public Services and Procurement Anita Anand for not asking India for help.
— Michelle Rempel Garner (@MichelleRempel) February 5, 2021
This is a befitting response from India as the two countries have had a close partnership despite the Trudeau administration trying its best.
Trudeau had earlier tried to put India down by raking up farmer agitation. Following which the Canadian High Commissioner was summoned to the Ministry of External Affairs on December 4, 2020, and informed that comments by the Canadian Prime Minister, some Cabinet Ministers and Members of Parliament on issues relating to Indian farmers constitute unacceptable interference in our internal affairs.
Trudeau has been accused of kneeling down before Khalistani extremists who wish to break Punjab from India and make it an independent state. On his visit to India last time, convicted Khalistan’s terrorist Jaspal Atwal was an honored ‘guest’ at an event hosted by the Canadian High Commissioner in Mumbai. Atwal is the same man, who was photographed with Trudeau’s wife at an event in Mumbai on February 20, and three other men were convicted of the attempted murder for the 1986 attack on Akali Dal leader and minister Malkiat Singh Sidhu on Vancouver Island.
After the fiasco, Trudeau tried to spin it around and blame India for inviting Atwal which India slammed.