Arun Jaitley arrives in Canada for three-day official visit

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley arrived in Canada where he will review and discuss bilateral trade between the two countries.

The Dollar Business Bureau 

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday arrived in Canada on a three-day official visit during which he is slated to review and discuss bilateral trade between the two countries.

Jaitely is on a seven-day visit to Canada and the USA. In Canada, he will meet top government officials to review progress made in the proposed Foreign Investment and Protection Agreement (FIPA) and Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA). During his visit to the US, Jaitley will participate in the Annual Meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

He will also hold meetings with Canadian investors and seek investments in the country’s various sectors, especially in its renewable energy.

The three-day annual meeting of the IMF and the World Bank begins on October 7 in Washington.

Last week, Commerce and Trade Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited Canada to further bilateral economic and commercial ties.

India had earlier highlighted concerns pertaining to its temporary foreign workers entry programme, which has become a barrier for the India-headquartered IT companies in Canada to source Indian IT professionals.

Sitharaman had discussed this issue with her Canadian counterpart Chrystia Freeland, who in turn assured the Indian minister that her country was examining these issues and some of the issues were likely to be addressed soon.

The Dollar Business Bureau - Oct 03, 2016 12:00 IST