New Delhi: Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Dr. Jitendra Singh today said the nuclear collaboration with Canada has proved mutually beneficial for the two countries and is bound to grow further in the years to come.
Dr. Singh was speaking to Canadian High Commissioner to India, Nadir Patel, who called on him to brief him about the current status of collaboration between India and Canada in nuclear science/power and other areas of bilateral interest.
“There has been a consistent, comfortable and compatible relationship between India and Canada, as a result of which, even today, a large number of youth migrating overseas from India, prefer to choose Canada as their destination,” he said.
The Minister of State for DoNER also recalled the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau during the former’s visit to Canada last year.
“As a follow up of an agreement finalised during that visit, the Uranium collaboration between the two countries has shown significant rise,” he said.
The Canadian High Commissioner to India, Mr Nadir Patel also discussed the possible timing and dates of the visit of Prime Minister Trudeau to New Delhi later this year with the Minister of State for DoNER.
Patel also offered to provide inputs to boost various developmental activities going on in the north-eastern states of India and said he may like to undertake an exploratory visit to north-east in the months to come.