Minister Sajjan to Attend the 12th Conference of Defence Ministers of the Americas

Media Advisory

October 7, 2016 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan will travel to Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, to attend the twelfth Conference of Defence Ministers of the Americas from October 10-12, 2016.

The three-day biennial conference provides an open forum for ministers of defence and delegates from the 34 nation states representing the Americas to foster mutual knowledge, analysis, debate, and an opportunity for an exchange of ideas and experiences on defence and security matters. Minister Sajjan looks forward to the opportunity to meet with regional partners, and discuss Canada’s ongoing Defence Policy Review and commitment to UN peace support operations.

This event is an important element of Canada’s engagement in the Americas and will help inform continued engagement in the region.

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Contacts

Jordan Owens
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of National Defence
(613) 996-3100

Media Relations
Department of National Defence
Phone: 613-996-2353
Toll-Free: 1-866-377-0811
Email: mlo-blm@forces.gc.ca


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