NRI affairs minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Friday sought enhanced coordination with Canada. As Scot Slessor, consul-general of Canada, called on him, Majithia said that better coordination between the state and the Canadian government would create new job avenues for Punjabi youths, besides strengthening the ties between India and Canada in the fields of agriculture, business, industry, management and skill training.
He also emphasised the need for joint ventures between young entrepreneurs of the two countries and urged the Canadian government to open information centres in major districts of Punjab.
Acknowledging the contribution of Punjabis in the exemplary development of Canada, Slessor invited a delegation of Punjab government's officials from the departments of agriculture, education and industry to identify job opportunities for Punjabi youth. He said that farmers of Punjab could also replicate the modern techniques used in Canada.
In a press release issued after the meeting, Majithia also informed that the Punjab government and the province of Alberta in Canada would soon sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in agriculture.