India’s relations with the countries in North America specially with the U.S. has developed into a "global strategic partnership", based on shared democratic values and increasing convergence of interests on bilateral, regional and global issues. Regular exchange of high-level political visits has provided sustained momentum to bilateral cooperation, while the wide-ranging and ever-expanding dialogue architecture has established a long-term framework for India-U.S., Mexico and Canada engagement. Today, this cooperation is broad-based and multi-sectoral, covering trade and investment, defence and security, education, science and technology, cyber security, high-technology, civil nuclear energy, space technology and applications, clean energy, environment, agriculture and health.
India’s political relations with Mexico have always been warm and cordial. Given their cultural affinities with civilizational histories along with similar social values and attitudes, the two countries despite their geographical distance have mutual affinities. Both countries are democracies with diverse secular societies. They are emerging economies with similar development priorities, which has meant that there is a lot of scope for further political and economic ties. Despite cordial relations, Mexico has not always been supportive of India in international affairs expressing concern over two main issues—nuclear non-proliferation and a permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). These issues, however, did not seem to dampen the spirit of the two countries as the relations have received a boost in the twenty-first century.
Canada and India have long-standing bilateral relations built upon shared traditions of democracy, pluralism and strong interpersonal connections. The deep cultural and political ties between Canada and India are strengthened by a growing network of official dialogues, agreements, memoranda of understanding and working groups. A priority market for Canada, India is Canada’s 9th largest export market, and 10th largest trading partner overall. Canada and India are undertaking bilateral negotiations toward both a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement and a Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement.
The focus of this conclave would be to discuss and deliberate to create a confluence of synergies between Indian and the countries in North America in the sectors such as Clean Energy & Climate change, Automotive & E-mobility, Healthcare Innovations, Artificial Intelligence & Financial technology.