Canada

NATO Secretary General and Prime Minister Visit Military Base in Northern Alberta

Ottawa –

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will stay in Cold Lake, Alberta today to conclude a visit focused on Northern Defense.

Yesterday they took part in Operation Nanook, the country’s largest Arctic military training operation, touring a radar station in Nunavut.

Experts say this is part of Canada’s renewed focus on Arctic security in the light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and subsequent NATO expansion.

With Finland and Sweden joining, Russia will be the only Arctic state outside the alliance.

Stoltenberg and Trudeau are scheduled to hold bilateral talks after visiting Canadian Air Force Base in Cold Lake.

Given that Canada is one of the countries that has consistently failed to meet the alliance’s goal of spending 2% of its GDP on its armed forces, the NATO chief is likely to raise the issue of defense spending.


This report by the Canadian Press was first published on August 26, 2022.

NATO Secretary General and Prime Minister Visit Military Base in Northern Alberta

Source link NATO Secretary General and Prime Minister Visit Military Base in Northern Alberta

Related Articles

Back to top button