- Canada has delegated representative Cameron Mackay as its new high chief to India. That post has been empty since Nadir Patel left this mid-year.
- On Wednesday, Canada’s clergyman of global exchange sent out advancement, independent venture, and monetary improvement.
Changes to Canada’s departments in India were also announced in a statement from the office of new pastor Melanie Joly, with new representative commanders taking over in Bengaluru, Chandigarh, and Mumbai.
Cameron Mackay, who is leaving his post as a diplomat in Indonesia and Timor-Leste, has experience in exchange dealings, indicating a renewed focus on such discussions for this year. Furthermore, having served in Jakarta, Mackay is familiar with Indo-Pacific issues as Ottawa develops a comprehensive new strategy for the region.
Cameron Mackay began his career with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1995, serving as the overseer of local exchange strategy from 2008 to 2010, chief general for China exchange strategy from 2012 to 2013, chief general of the Trade Negotiations Bureau from 2013 to 2015, and chief general of the Trade Sectors Bureau from 2015 to 2017.
Synchronous changes were additionally reported at Canada’s three office commanders in India. Diedrah Kelly is taking over as diplomat general in Mumbai from Annie Dubé.
Patrick Hébert will become diplomat general in Chandigarh, supplanting Mia Yen, while Benoit Préfontaine will take over as delegate general in Bengaluru from Nicole Girard.
These new arrangements were reported as Canada and India keep on connecting with over a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) and Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA), which have been examined for more than 10 years; however, talks had slowed down as of late.
On Wednesday, Canada’s clergyman of global exchange sent out advancement, independent venture, and monetary improvement. Marg Ng talked with India’s business and industry serves Piyush Goyal.
A delivery from Global Affairs Canada said the two pastors “invited a re-commitment on arrangements toward a Canada-India complete monetary association understanding and a Canada-India unfamiliar speculation advancement and assurance understanding and focused on working intently together to agree before long.”
After grieving for almost four years, Indian and Canadian arbitrators continued conversations in June towards a potential exchange settlement between the two nations.