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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
02 MAR 2023 8:01PM by PIB Delhi
Union Agriculture Minister Shri Tomar holds talks with Mr. Scott Moe, Premier of Canada’s Saskatchewan province

The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar and Mr. Scott Moe, Premier of Saskatchewan province of Canada, met in New Delhi today. Mr. Scott Moe was accompanied by the Canadian delegation. Welcoming the delegation, the Agriculture Minister noted the age-old and friendly relations between India and Canada, which reflect the shared values of democracy, growing economic engagement, regular high-level discussions and long-standing people-to-people ties.

Agriculture Minister Shri Tomar referred to the MoU signed between the two countries on Agriculture and Allied Sectors in 2009 and expressed satisfaction over its implementation through the meetings of the Joint Working Group. He informed the delegation that in view of the International Year of Millets - 2023, India is organizing an International Millets Conference in New Delhi on 18 March 2023, which will be graced by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. He also extended an invitation to Mr. Scott Moe to attend the conference.

The two leaders also talked about India's current chairmanship of the G-20. The Agriculture Minister explained India's preparations and programs for the G-20 meetings and urged Canada's active cooperation and support for these global events.

Mr. Scott Moe thanked the Agriculture Minister for the meeting and pointed out the commonalities between India and Saskatchewan in their agricultural challenges. He spoke about the initiatives and developments made in Saskatchewan, Canada in agriculture, food security, industries, technologies etc. He mentioned that a delegation from his Agriculture Minister had recently visited India and a technical delegation from Saskatchewan is also visiting India next week.

The two leaders reiterated their commitment to work together in all areas, including Agriculture, to ensure Food Security for each other and the world.