Who: Canadian province of Prince Edward Island & Ontario
What: Signed MoUs to facilitate exchanges of faculty and students
When: February 2016
Canadian Provinces of Prince Edward Island (PEI) and Ontario in first week of February 2016 inked Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) in Chandigarh. The MoUs were inked during the India visit of the premiers of PEI and Ontario Wade MacLauchlan and Kathleen Wynne respectively.
MacLauchlan and Wynne were leading a week-long trade mission to India with a focus on building economic and education relationships between the two nations. During the visit the duo premiers met with several leaders of India like Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior Ministers.
The meetings were focused on cultivating relationships with India in renewable energy, sustainable development, food products, and post-secondary education.
The MoUs which were signed during the visit includes
MoU to facilitate exchanges of faculty and students and collaboration on research and programming was signed by University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) with Chitkara University and the Punjab Agricultural University.
MoU to send apples grown in eastern Prince Edward Island to markets in India and Asia was signed between the province and Canadian Nectar products.
The Premier and Economic Development and Tourism Minister, Heath MacDonald, who announced that they intend to open their first North American office in Prince Edward Island beginning this spring, and creating new skilled jobs. It was announced when MacDonald met with leaders from software company Aark Infosoft – based in Ahmedabad.