Lok sabha speaker meets his canadian counterparts in halifax

Halifax / New Delhi: LS Speaker Shri Om Birla met Speaker of the Senate, Canada H.E. Mr. George J. Furey. Mentioning about Presidential & Vice-Presidential elections in India, Shri Birla apprised Mr. Furey that a tribal woman has been elected as President of the largest democracy in the world. He also shared thoughts on strategies towards strengthening role of parliamentary committees in ensuring accountability of Executive, exchange of ideas, sharing of best practices between the two Parliaments, celebration of  Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava in Canada and several other issues of mutual interest.

Shri Om Birla also met Speaker, House of Commons, Canada H.E. Mr. Anthony Rota on sidelines of the Conference and congratulated him for his election as Speaker.  The two leaders had an insightful discussion on shared perspective between India & Canada on socio-economic development & people-to-people contact. They also discussed about enhancing bilateral ties in trade, economic and cultural relations. Shri Birla further stressed on the role of India-Canada Friendship Group in enhancing parliamentary cooperation between the two countries and discussed other issues of mutual interest.