NEW DELHI, Jan. 14 (Xinhuanet) -- Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin will arrive in New Delhi Monday on a two-day visit to further boost bilateral ties, particularly in science and technology, and to explore development of a tsunami warning system, according to Indo-Asian News Service.
Martin will hold talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday on a range of issues that will cover the ongoing discussions on furthering science and technology cooperation. Cooperation in developing a tsunami warning system is also likely to come up for discussion. Martin will be briefed on the Dec. 26 disaster and the relief efforts undertaken in its aftermath.
Martin will call on President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and meet with External Affairs Minister K. Natwar Singh.
Bilateral trade between India and Canada was 2,155 million Canadian dollars last year. Indian exports to Canada include textiles and garments, iron and steel, organic chemicals, cotton and jewelry.
The main items of New Delhi's imports from Ottawa are wood pulp and newsprint, minerals, vegetable oils and precision equipment.Enditem