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Joint Press Release: The 7th India-Canada Joint Science and Technology Cooperation Committee Meeting

The 7th India-Canada Joint Science and Technology Cooperation Committee (JSTCC) meeting took place on May 19, 2022, in Ottawa.

The Joint Committee Meeting was co-chaired by David Morrison, Deputy Minister of International Trade at Global Affairs Canada, and Prof. Srivari Chandrasekhar, Secretary at the Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST). High Commissioner of India to Canada, Ajay Bisaria, and Canadian High Commissioner to India, Cameron MacKay, also participated in the event. Other attendees included representatives from several ministries and research institutions from both countries.

Canada and India benefit from strong bilateral relations and are committed to deepening ties, with Science, Technology and Innovation being a key pillar of the relationship.

The meeting provided an opportunity to articulate a renewed strategic direction for the implementation of the 2005 Agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of India. Under the terms of the Agreement, the JSTCC in principle meets every 2 years to review ongoing collaboration between Canadian and Indian researchers and innovators, and set priorities for the next period in a variety of innovative fields such as agriculture and food security, health sciences and related technologies, clean technologies and environmental research, marine and polar research, quantum and artificial intelligence and human capacity development and researcher mobility.

Both countries agreed to continue monitoring progress on key priorities on bilateral Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) collaboration for 2022-2024.

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