Canada-India Track 1.5 Dialogue: Bilateral Relations and Multilateral Initiatives in the Era of COVID-19 Recovery

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST (UTC–05:00)
Private Event: Round Table
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Flags of Canada and India. (CIGI Photo)

On November 17, 2020, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations are pleased to host the third meeting of the Canada-India Track 1.5 Dialogue on Innovation, Growth and Prosperity. This meeting will bring together experts and government officials to continue to examine bilateral relations between Canada and India and explore multilateral initiatives in the era of COVID-19 recovery.

The meeting will begin with presentations from The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s minister of foreign affairs, and The Honourable Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, India’s minister of external affairs, on Canada’s and India’s roles in a COVID-19 world. A discussion moderated by Rohinton Medhora, CIGI president, and Manjeet Kripalani, executive director of Gateway House, will follow.

The second part of the dialogue will feature remarks from Nadir Patel, High Commissioner of Canada to India, and Ajay Bisaria, High Commissioner of India to Canada, followed by a round table discussion with a focus on the new geo-economics of the Indo-Pacific region and digital cooperation between Canada and India.

Now in its third year, the Canada-India Track 1.5 Dialogue on Innovation, Growth and Prosperity is an initiative between CIGI and Gateway House to explore areas for closer cooperation between both countries. Experts, government officials and business leaders convene annually to develop policy recommendations to promote innovation and navigate shared governance issues that are integral to the continued growth of Canada-India bilateral relations.