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Iceland and Canada Sign Defense Agreement

Foreign Minister of Iceland Össur Skarphédinsson and Peter G. MacKay, Canadian Minister of National Defense, signed an agreement on defense cooperation today. It forms the basis for further cooperation in defense matters between the two countries.


Skarphédinsson (left) and MacKay sign the agreement. Courtesy of the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

The agreement includes increased consultation, further exchange of information and collaboration on education and on-the-job training. It also assumes increased collaboration regarding training and visits, a press release explains.

The agreement was signed alongside a summit in Brussels attended by the foreign affairs and defense ministers of NATO countries. Since 2006, Iceland has made agreements on defense cooperation with Norway, Denmark the UK and US.

Click here to read more about the NATO summit.

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