Singapore and Canada enjoy warm and friendly relations. Both countries share common interests, such as preserving the stability of the Asian-Pacific region, and enjoy good cooperation on a wide range of areas including education, public health, security and defence. Singapore and Canada had jointly extended technical assistance jointly under the Singapore-Canada Third Country Training Programme to developing countries. The programme which was launched during former Prime Minister Chrétien's visit to Singapore in 1998 enabled Singapore and Canada to share resources, expertise and experience in assisting other developing countries. Singapore and Canada also signed a Singapore-Canada Air Transport Agreement (ATA) in November 2007.