Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau requests for vaccine supply from India

During an official call on Wednesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau requested a COVID-19 vaccine supply from his Indian counterpart, Prime Minister Narendra Modi while commending India’s role as the largest vaccine producer in the world.

The two leaders also discussed the global post-pandemic economic recovery and current challenges to the world that the world is experiencing due to climate change.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweeted about this conversation tagging Prime Minister Trudeau. The tweet said, “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.”

A transcript of the conversation between the two leaders stated – “Prime Minister Trudeau informed Prime Minister Modi about Canada’s requirements of COVID-19 vaccines from India. Prime Minister assured the Canadian PM that India would do its best to support Canada’s vaccination efforts, just as it had done for many other countries already.”

“Expressing his appreciation, Prime Minister Trudeau said that if the world managed to conquer COVID-19, it would be significant because of India’s tremendous pharmaceutical capacity, and Prime Minister Modi’s leadership in sharing this capacity with the world. Prime Minister thanked PM Trudeau for his sentiments.”, the statement continued.

“The two leaders also reiterated the common perspective shared by India and Canada on many important geopolitical issues. They agreed to continue the close collaboration between both countries in fighting global challenges like Climate Change and the economic impacts of the pandemic,” the official statement said.