Boosting cooperation between the Romanian and Canadian armies, by keeping up with the bilateral and multilateral training exercises and strengthening interoperability at NATO level have been the main topics for discussion at the meeting the Romanian Minister of National Defence Mihai Fifor had with his Canadian counterpart, Harjit Singh Sajjan.
The meeting between the two dignitaries took place on the sidelines of the official visit Mihai Fifor is paying to Canada over September 22-24, for the Invictus Games Toronto 2017.
During the talks, the two officials underscored the upward trend of bilateral relations, with progress registered in military cooperation and with Canada being an active supporter of the initiatives promoted by Romania at NATO, informs the Ministry of National Defence (MApN) in a press release.
In this context, Minister Fifor thanked his Canadian counterpart for inviting the Romanian troops to the Invictus Games and “for the opportunity to share the same values, not just in the operation theaters, but also on the sports field.”
Fifor was also thankful for the support Romania received from Canada during NATO’s join air police missions and for the participation of the Canadian troops in the commandment of the Southeast Multinational Division and the Multinational Brigade, under the NATO Force Integration Unit, as well as for the multinational exercises carried out on the Romanian territory and in the Black Sea area.
Minister Fifor also highlighted the significant contribution of Canada to the implementation of decisions adopted at the NATO Summit in Warsaw, meant for the strengthening of the allied position for discouragement and defence on the Eastern Flank.