and Canada have agreed to a deal to send supplies to each other’s military forces in the event of a conflict, under a deal that will also allow the two nations to maintain military co-operation for years after the conflict.
The agreement announced Thursday by the two countries comes after decades of strained relations between the two allies, and as President Donald Trump faces renewed criticism over how his administration handles the crisis in the Middle East.
The deal, reached on Thursday at the White House, would see the two sides supply each other with military goods and services for a maximum of two years.
It comes just days after U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the two leaders to work to end the crisis.
The two sides agreed to “consider” how to share equipment, vehicles and supplies in case of a crisis.
Trump has made a habit of calling on countries to stop sending arms to their enemies and has also suggested that Canada and the U.K. should join forces in a military alliance.
The U.”s military is stretched far past its capacity to deal with these conflicts,” the two governments said in a joint statement.
“Canada and the United Kingdom have a special obligation to work together to defeat terrorism and protect the global commons, both of which are critical to our national security interests.
Canada and Britain have a responsibility to work with us on a comprehensive, enduring and effective solution to this challenge.”
Under the agreement, the two states will have the option to buy or rent some or all of their mutual assets for up to 20 years after a conflict ends.
They can also sell some of their assets to each others.
The U.s. and Canadian governments are aiming to sell some 30 percent of their combined assets by 2020, with the rest of their shared assets to be sold to other countries by 2024.
Canada will receive 30 percent, while the U will receive the remaining 30 percent.
The two sides are also discussing how to move ahead with the sale of weapons, as well as logistics.