Indo-Canada relations: Ontario Minister arrives in Delhi
Victor Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade of the Government of Ontario, arrived in New Delhi on Monday on a five-day official visit to India to improve bilateral trade ties. It is after a long gap that any Minister from Ontario has come on an official visit to India. There are over 900,000 Ontarians of Indian origin, the largest Indo-Canadian community in all of Canada.
During his visit, Minister Fedeli will engage with business leaders and promote Ontario at the Indo-Canadian Business Chamber’s Annual Convention in New Delhi and at the Canada-India Business Council’s Mumbai Forum in Mumbai.
He will meet with K.T. Rama Rao, Minister of Industries & Commerce, Municipal Administration & Urban Development, and Information Technology Electronics & Communications, Government of Telangana and Uday Samant, Minister of Industries, Government of Maharashtra.
Minister Fedeli will also meet with Indian and Canadian senior business executives to further promote trade and investment between Ontario, Canada and India.
India and Canada have been working out modalities for more than a decade now to sign a Free Trade Agreement between the two nations as they have set a target of bilateral trade of 15 billion dollars that at present is hovering around the double-figure mark.