India-Canada Foreign Office Consultations

Mar 14: India-Canada Foreign Office Consultations (FOCs) were held on 14 March 2022 in New Delhi. The Indian delegation was led by Mr. Saurabh Kumar, Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs. The Canadian delegation was led by Ms. Marta Morgan, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Global Affairs Canada. The last FOCs were held in March 2021 in a virtual model.

· The discussions were cordial and friendly. Both sides reviewed the progress of bilateral cooperation in domains such as political, security, trade & investment, education, science & technology, consular, and mobility. They agreed that the two countries should continue to work to renew the momentum in relations and convene meetings of bilateral dialogues and working groups.

· The FOCs also provided a timely opportunity to exchange assessments on regional, multilateral and global issues of mutual interest.

· Both sides agreed to continue their productive consultations.

· The next FOCs will be held in Ottawa on mutually convenient dates.

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