Canada's Defence Minister Harjit Singh on official visit to Malaysia

FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR


PUTRAJAYA: Canada's National Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan is on an official visit to Malaysia from today to Wednesday.


The Foreign Ministry said it will be the first official visit to Malaysia undertaken by the country's defence minister since the establishment of bilateral ties between Malaysia and Canada in 1957.


During the visit, Harjit is scheduled to pay a courtesy call on Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman to discuss and exchange views on bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of common interest.


"He is also scheduled to have a bilateral meeting with Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, to discuss and exchange views on issues pertaining to defense relations between two countries.


"This year marks the 60th anniversary of Malaysia-Canada diplomatic relations. Ties between the two countries remain friendly and cordial with key cooperation in areas of trade, investment, defence and security cooperation,"the ministry said in a statement, today.


Harjit is also expected to give further impetus to the bilateral relations and interactions between the two countries in near future.