Mr. Speaker, though separated for a time by the Iron Curtain of the Soviet era, Canada and Poland again have an increasingly strong defence relationship.
In fact, Canada was the first country to ratify Polish accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Yesterday, Canada and Poland signed a declaration of intent to cement their commitment to strengthen their defence co-operation, promote security and contribute to international peace.
This follows last year's declaration of intent signed with Ukraine, exploring opportunities to conduct joint military training and capacity building in response to the Putin regime's aggression toward Ukraine.
On behalf of the good people of Orléans, I am pleased that Canada continues to stand united with its allies.