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Canada, Mexico sign bilateral defence pact

11 October 2018

The governments of Canada and Mexico signed a bilateral defence co-operation agreement on 9 October during the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas in Cancún, Mexico.

Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan signed the co-operation agreement with General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, Mexico's secretary of national defence, and Admiral Vidal Francisco Sob‎erón Sanz, the country's navy secretary. The agreement is designed to increase Canadian-Mexican co-operation in areas such as defence training and education as well as peace support, humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief operations.

In an official announcement from the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND), Sajjan said the agreement will lead to further co-operation.

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