Baird Meets Indian Counterpart

July 1, 2013 - Bandar Seri Begawan - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird meets Salman Khurshid, India’s Minister of External Affairs.

The two ministers discussed bilateral relations and regional and global issues of mutual interest.

Baird took the opportunity to underscore Canada’s long-standing friendship with India, which is built on shared values of democracy, pluralism, federalism and respect for human rights. This expanding bilateral relationship is supported by a wide range of agreements and by the commitment of prime ministers Manmohan Singh and Stephen Harper to increase annual bilateral trade to $15 billion by 2015.

The meeting was part of Baird’s trip to Asia to expand Canada’s ties with Asian powerhouses, project Canadian values and diversify Canada’s trade relations in the Asia-Pacific region.

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