Kaur requests direct flight between Toronto & Amritsar
New Delhi: To enhance more connectivity between two the nations, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal urged the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to start direct air flights between Toronto to Amritsar. This would ease in business and travelling for the 1.4 per cent Punjabi population of Canada.
Earlier the minister, holding Food Processing portfolio in the Union Cabinet, also invited Canadian companies to invest in the food processing sector in India, saying foreign direct investment (FDI) in this sector was on the rise and has unparalleled growth potential.
"India- Canada had registered a trade of eight billion dollars in 2016. This could rise exponentially due to increased FDI investment in the food sector in India. The country received FDI worth 60 billion dollars in 2016-17 and even this is on the rise because of the vast un-capped potential of the food sector. India has a retail potential of 60 billion dollars out of which seventy percent is in the food sector alone," Kaur mentioned.
While participating at the Indian-Canada business session here on Thursday, the Minister also requested the Canadian PM and his team for a joint celebration of 550 Parkash Purab of Guru Nanak Dev ji in league with the SGPC.
Canadian PM Trudeau also talked about how two of the largest democracies in the world—one in size and the other in population—could build a common future with increased cooperation.
The session was attended by host of business honchos and delegation from Canada and India including Canadian ministers and representatives of CII and FICCI.