Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today that he will travel to Europe from 6-11 March 2022 to strengthen Canada’s solidarity with our European partners and allies in the face of Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.
Canada stands united with our partners and allies in support of Ukraine. During the visit, the Prime Minister will reach out to join allies to build on our coordinated response to Russia’s unprovoked and unprovoked military aggression against Ukraine. It will also demonstrate Canada’s support in addressing the major humanitarian challenges facing Ukraine as refugees flee Ukraine. The Prime Minister will also work to advance key shared priorities with international partners and allies, including trade, economic growth, climate action and human rights.
The Prime Minister will travel to London, United Kingdom, on March 6, 2022, where he will meet Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and will be accompanied by Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte, to coordinate additional responses to Russia’s flagrant violation of international law. . and the Charter of the United Nations. The Prime Minister will also meet with Her Majesty the Queen during his visit to the United Kingdom.
The Prime Minister will then travel to Riga, Latvia, on March 8, 2022, to meet with Prime Minister Krisjanis Karić. Leaders will discuss current security challenges, NATO safeguards and deterrence measures, and discuss ways to further improve bilateral relations. He will be joined by Prime Ministers Trudeau and Karic in a meeting between the Prime Minister of Estonia, Kaja Kallas, and the Prime Minister of Lithuania, Ingrida Simonetti, to work together on additional support for Ukraine and other shared priorities. The Prime Minister will also meet with Latvian President Eagles Levits.
While in Latvia, the Prime Minister will also meet with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to review the Alliance’s response to the ongoing Russian attacks on Ukraine, Canada’s continued support for NATO’s eastern flank and the importance of ongoing coordination and cooperation between Allies and partners in Latvia. their countries. Support the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine. The Prime Minister will also meet with members of the Canadian Forces in Latvia as part of Operation Reinsurance to thank them for their ongoing work to make Europe stronger and safer.
The Prime Minister will then travel to Berlin, Germany, on March 9, 2022, where he will meet German Chancellor Olaf Schulz. Together, the leaders will discuss peace and security in Europe, including through their shared commitment to democracy and pluralism. Prime Minister Trudeau and Chancellor Schulz will also explore ways to deepen bilateral cooperation to boost trade, combat climate change and build the economy of the future, including through a shift to clean energy. The Prime Minister will also meet with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
Ultimately, the prime minister will travel to Warsaw, Poland on March 10, 2022, where he will meet with President Andrzej Duda, to discuss security concerns in Eastern Europe and demonstrate Canada’s support for Poland as hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion struggle.
During his trip, Prime Minister Trudeau will highlight the successes of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in creating jobs and developing the middle class, highlighting that Canada stands with its allies as stable and trustworthy. a partner.
“In light of Russia’s unprovoked and unwarranted aggression against Ukraine, Canada is working closely with our allies and partners to defend democracy against authoritarianism and help the Ukrainian people. We will continue to ensure that Russia’s actions do not go unpunished.”
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