The United Arab Emirates has a large foreign population and is home to approximately 40,000 Canadians. This agreement is the renewal and strengthening of the bilateral defence relations between Canada and the United Arab Emirates. It will help promote common interests, including increasing staff training opportunities, commitment to defence and promoting regional stability. Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today signed the Defence Cooperation Agreement between Canada and the United Arab Emirates, with His Excellency Mohammed Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence. “The signing of the Canada-UAE Cooperation Agreement is proof of the lasting partnership between our nations. We will continue our joint efforts to combat violent extremism in the Middle East, while working to build a more peaceful and prosperous world for both Canadians and the people of the UAE. Canada and the United Arab Emirates (United Arab Emirates) are united in regional security, including the fight against terrorism and violent extremism in the Middle East. Both countries firmly believe that cooperation will lead to a more stable and peaceful region. Canada and the United Arab Emirates have a well-established history of military cooperation and have served together in joint operations. Media Work National Defence DivisionPhone: 613-996-2353Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Byrne Furlong Press Officer Office of the Minister of National Defence613-996-3100Email: Byrne.Furlong@forces.gc.ca including intervention within the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, was established as part of UN Security Council Resolution 1386 of 20 December 2001 to maintain security in and around Kabul and, more recently, as part of the global coalition against Daesh, which has worked hard to dismantle and defeat Daesh in Iraq and Syria.