Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and Indian PM Narendra Modi discussed a whole range of issues including the farmers protests in India according to the Press release from the Canadian government.
From the government of India’s press release on the talks between the two prime ministers there was no indication that a conversation took place about the farmer protests.
A half of a sentence from the Canadian government’s press release revealed that PM Trudeau did speak of the farmer protests. The press release stated, “…recent protests, and the importance of resolving issues through dialogue.”
The following is the official press release from the Government of Canada.
“Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.
The two leaders had an exchange on their respective efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, protect the health and safety of their people, and provide economic support for their citizens. Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Modi spoke about India’s significant efforts in promoting vaccine production and supply, which have provided vital support to countries around the world. The two leaders agreed to work together on access to vaccines. The leaders also recognized the need for continued global coordination to respond to the pandemic and to promote recovery.
The two prime ministers reaffirmed their common interests in a free and open Indo-Pacific, and the importance of working together on global challenges such as climate change, strengthening global trade, and reinforcing the rules-based international order. The leaders discussed Canada and India’s commitment to democratic principles, recent protests, and the importance of resolving issues through dialogue. They underlined the need to work collectively in rebuilding a more sustainable and resilient global economy.
The leaders underscored the importance of the Canada-India strategic partnership anchored in shared values, strong people-to-people ties, and growing bilateral economic cooperation. The two leaders looked forward to working together at the G7, G20, and other international forums.”
Prime Minister tweeted about his call with Justin Trudeau in the following tweet:
Was happy to receive a call from my friend @JustinTrudeau. Assured him that India would do its best to facilitate supplies of COVID vaccines sought by Canada. We also agreed to continue collaborating on other important issues like Climate Change and the global economic recovery.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 10, 2021
The official statement from the Government of India did not mention about any discussion about the farmer protests or resolving issues through dialogue.