Qatar and Canada have inked a Defence Cooperation Arrangement to help strengthen their bilateral defence relationship between both nations. The Qatar-Canada Defence agreement was signed by Dr. Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs for Qatar and Harjit S. Sajjan, Canada’s Minister of National Defence in a virtual ceremony.
Both countries will work together to provide an overarching framework for the coordination of various defence cooperation activities, including peace and humanitarian operations, and personnel training. The defence cooperation agreement will aid in efforts of both countries to support peace and stability in the Middle East, by combating terrorism and violent extremism.
Qatar presently has Canadian Armed Forces personnel stationed on its soil in support of multi-national counter-terrorism efforts in the Middle East, North Africa, and Southwest Asia under Operation Foundation and Operation Impact.
Qatar and Canada have maintained uninterrupted diplomatic relations since 1974.
Source: MOD Qatar