Ties with Pakistan Renewed

Defence Minister Peter MacKay announced Tuesday that Canada will resume an officer-training program with Pakistan's military, more than 10 years after it was suspended, the Canadian Press reported.

Published: Wednesday, 05/20/2009 12:00 am EDT

Defence Minister Peter MacKay announced Tuesday that Canada will resume an officer-training program with Pakistan's military, more than 10 years after it was suspended, the Canadian Press reported. Mr. MacKay met with his counterpart Ahmad Mukhtar and other government officials while on a trip to Islamabad, just days after he said instability was making Pakistan perhaps the most dangerous country in the world. He said military-to-military relations with Pakistan, terminated in 1998 after that country conducted nuclear tests, may resume by the fall. With 2,700 Canadian troops in Afghanistan, Canada has concerns about ongoing Taliban activity in Pakistan's northwestern region.

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