General Natynczyk and General Bartels also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Arctic Defence, Security, and Operational Cooperation. The MOU will enable Canada and Denmark to deepen cooperation in our respective Arctic regions, through enhanced consultation, information exchange, visits, and exercises. The MOU builds on a joint visit by the Canadian and Danish Chiefs of Defence to the Canadian Arctic and Greenland in August 2009.
"This arrangement will help promote solid defence and security collaboration between our two countries in the Arctic Region," said General Natynczyk. "Working together to enhance our ability to respond to emergencies through cooperative exercises in the Arctic is key to safety and to strengthening interoperability in the Arctic."
Not everyone is happy: Mary Simon said the federal government should have consulted Inuit before signing the accord.