Melanie Jolie held a virtual news conference on Thursday to discuss her participation in the recent G7 foreign ministers’ meeting in Tokyo.
Amid the rift in relations between New Delhi and Ottawa, Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Jolie has said that she is in close touch with her Indian counterpart S Jaishankar. He said this is a difficult moment in relations between the two countries. Melanie Jolie held a virtual news conference on Thursday to discuss her participation in the recent G7 foreign ministers’ meeting in Tokyo.
Jolie discussed Canada’s diplomatic standoff with India, especially at a time when relations between the two countries remain tense. He said that when it comes to India, I have mentioned it many times. I am in close touch with my counterpart S Jaishankar and we know this is a difficult moment in a relationship spanning decades, so I am. We are confident that we will be able to overcome this difficult period, because we know that we also have many interests for which we can work together.
Highlighting the issue of 41 Canadian diplomats recalled from India, he said that the Canadian diplomats had to leave India because their immunity was withdrawn. Certainly we talk about our relations within the Indo-Pacific with all our friends and like-minded people. We are concerned by Indusiya’s decision to waive the diplomatic immunity of 41 of our Canadian diplomats.