Indians living in Canada meet foreign minister in Delhi

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India is Canada’s eleventh-largest export market and 12th-largest trading partner overall as the two countries share strong trade-related ties with each other…reports Asian Lite News

The diligence and success of the Indian diaspora is recognized very well around the world, said External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar as he met the Pravasis from Canada at the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention in Indore, Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday.

The minister expressed confidence in the Indians residing overseas and said that they will continue to be a source of strength to India’s ties with the US and Canada. Taking to Twitter, the EAM wrote, “Great to meet Pravasis from the US and Canada at the PBD Convention. Their diligence and success are well-recognized around the world. Confident that they will continue to be a source of strength to our ties.”

India is Canada’s eleventh-largest export market and 12th-largest trading partner overall as the two countries share strong trade-related ties with each other.

Major Indian exports to Canada include drugs and pharmaceutical products, iron & steel products, marine products, cotton fabrics & readymade garments (RMG) and chemicals, etc, while key Canadian exports to India comprise pulses, fertilizers, coal, and crude petroleum, etc.

At the valedictory session of the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, on Tuesday, Jaishankar said that Indian citizens abroad have an admirable reputation in their respective societies as a result of their contributions, successes, and accomplishments.

During the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) in Indore, President Droupadi Murmu conferred Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awards to the recipients. Guyana’s President was also conferred by the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman earlier today by the Indian President for community welfare and politics.

“Our diaspora brothers and sisters will always have a special place in our hearts, not only as extended family members but as responsible stakeholders in India’s development,” President Droupadi Murmu said during her address at 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Indore, Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday.

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