Readout: Minister Ng speaks with India’s Minister of Railways and Minister of Commerce and Industry

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April 10, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, yesterday spoke with Piyush Goyal, India’s Minister of Railways and Minister of Commerce and Industry.

During their call, the ministers provided an update on the steps their countries are taking to minimize disruptions to critical global supply chains related to essential medical products and pharmaceutical supplies amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

They agreed that it is critical to ensure the continued cross-border flow of medical supplies to minimize the spread of the virus.

She elaborated on Canada’s plans to increase its production of critical medical supplies to meet domestic needs and contribute to the international COVID-19 response.

Minister Ng also thanked Minister Goyal for India’s assistance in helping to bring Canadians home during the pandemic.

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