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United Press International, 15 May 14Canada and Kuwait have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish an operational support hub in the country for Canadian military forces.
An operational support hub agreement with countries and local service providers facilitates the movement of Canadian personnel, materiel, equipment and supplies.
"This MOU allows us to sustain the Canadian Armed Forces' capability to support military activities in the region as required," Lt. Gen. S.A. Beare, commander, Canadian Joint Operations Command, was quoted by the Canadian Department of National Defense. "This operational support hub is part of a vital network of Canadian military cooperation with partners throughout the region."
The new MOU, signed earlier this week in Kuwait, is an expansion of a 2011 accord with Kuwait, which established an operational support detachment in the country in support of Canadian troops in Afghanistan ....
More from Kuwait's info machine here:
Chief General Staff of the Kuwaiti Army Lt.-Gen. Staff Abdulrahman Mohammad Al-Othman met on Monday with Chief of the Canadian Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific Rear-Admiral Bill Truelove along with his accompanying delegation, during which they discussed a number of issues of common interest.
During the meeting, the two sides also addressed most important issues concerning bilateral military cooperation and ways to improve them between the two countries, Directorate of Moral Guidance and Public Relations Department at the Defense Ministry said in a press statement.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Chief of Staff of Kuwait's Army Lieutenant-General Mohammad Khaled Al-Khodr and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans Major General Bader Hajji Al-Muzain.
Furthermore, Lieutenant-General Al-Khodr signed with Rear-Admiral Truelove today an agreement on construction of a base for support and logistic operations between Kuwait and Canada, said the statement.
The signing ceremony was attended by Kuwaiti foreign ministry's Counselor Mohsen Al-Ajmi and Attache Abdulaziz Al-Ibrahim.