Canada- CBC news has reported that the Minister of Defence Harjit Sajjan will travel to Washington D.C on Monday for a meeting with the United States of America (US) Secretary of Defence James Mattis.
A statement released by the Department of National Defence said that the formal meeting will be followed by dinner to discuss about the Norad partnership, the two countries’ commitment to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the mission to defeat ISIS.
CBC NEWS has claimed that Sajjan and Mattis allegedly spoke on the phone on January 23 , and agreed to meet.
“Sajjan is the first defence counterpart he reached out to after being confirmed in his new post on Jan. 20”, according to CBC news.
Both men have served in the military. Mattis has a four-decade career of service that began with enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve when he was 18.
According to CBC NEWS Mattis has held a number of high-profile leadership positions in the military,including commanding U.S. Joint Forces Command, NATO’s Supreme Allied Command for Transformation, and U.S. Central Command.
Sajjan on the other hand was the first Sikh to command a Canadian army reserve regiment according to CBC NEWS. .