The prime minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and India’s prime minister Narendra Modi had a telephonic conversation on Wednesday, 10th February regarding the Canada’s requirement of Indian covid – 19 vaccine. Both the leaders looked forward to seeing each other in the international fora later this year, and continuing their discussions over all the mutual interests.
Furthermore, in response of Canadian prime minister’s call, the prime minister Narendra Modi tweeted on Wednesday that ‘’ was happy to receive a call from my friend Justin Trudeau. And assured him that India would do its best to facilitate the supply of covid- 19 vaccines sought by Canada. We also agreed to collaborating on other important issues like climate change and global economy recovery.’’
Although in addition to this, the prime minister of Canada expressed his appreciation as he said, if the world managed to conquer the covid – 19, it would be significantly because of India’s tremendous pharmaceutical capacity. And prime minister Modi’s leadership in sharing this capacity with the world. According to the PMO, PM modi thanked the Canadian PM Trudeau for his sentiments.
Canada has asked for 1 million doses of covid- 19 vaccine from serum institute. Canada has the lowest rate of vaccination at 2.38 percent. Canada is scheduled to get 26 million doses from the moderna and Pfizer by April- may. Since, Canada has no domestic vaccine production capacity. So, they planned to get an Astra- Zenaca ones from India.