Ministers of Defence of Canada, Mexico and the United States discussed in this capital on issues related to continental cooperation on security and counter-narcotics operations.
Holders Peter Mackay (Canada),(United States) and General Guillermo Galván (Mexico) are registered for the inaugural meeting of the summit, Canadian officials said in a brief statement.
Such discussions will focus on other topics such as support for humanitarian assistance missions and operations disaster response, reported the Defense News Web site reported.
Another aspect that could address would be the program's fifth-generation American fighter F-35's that Canada plans to acquire about 65 units. In recent weeks, Ottawa showed a possible reconsideration of an alleged agreement to purchase more expensive and problems of the Canadian economy.
In a major change in attitude, Deputy Defense Minister,, said on 13 March before the Defence Committee of the House of Commons ( Federal Parliament), that "there was no final decision." Of course we could still turn back the program to purchase the aircraft, said Fantino.
Previously, the Government stated that the amount of the purchase amount to about 16 billion, while several experts speak of a payout of up to 30 billion dollars, the paper said the National Post.
Experts stress that the purchase of the F-35 would be the proposed acquisition largest military history Canada, which is criticized by opposition parties that disagree with such costs at a time when the economy suffers the brunt of a recession, the newspaper said.
The conservative government of Prime Ministerhad planned a phased incorporation of the apparatus, between 2016 and 2023. Tuesday's meeting was scheduled for January last year, but General Galvan could not attend the event due to illness.