EAM Jaishankar speaks to Canadian counterpart Melanie Joly with focus on Indo-Pacific

Updated: Dec 12 2022 10:20AM

EAM Jaishankar speaks to Canadian counterpart Melanie Joly with focus on Indo-Pacific

New Delhi, Dec 12 (PTI) External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday spoke to his Canadian counterpart Melanie Joly with a focus on possible areas of cooperation between the two countries in the Indo-Pacific in the backdrop of growing global concern over China's increasing military muscle-flexing in the region.

The telephonic conversation came over two weeks after Canada came out with a comprehensive strategy for the Indo-Pacific that aimed to promote peace, resilience and security while listing challenges emanating from China's aggressive behaviour in the region.

"Good to talk to Canadian FM @melaniejoly. Spoke about enhancing our bilateral cooperation and promoting people to people ties. Also exchanged views on the Indo-Pacific and how Canada's new strategy can contribute to our relationship," Jaishankar tweeted.