Canada will deploy a general officer from the Canadian Armed Forces and six staff officers to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Multinational Division Headquarters North based in Adazi, Latvia, the Prime Minister announced. Canadian Minister Justin Trudeau.
According to a press release posted on the Prime Minister’s website, Trudeau made the announcement after meeting with Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins during the latter’s visit to Canada from May 10-12, the news agency reported. Xinhua.
The two leaders stressed the importance of coordination among NATO members and discussed ways to further strengthen the Organization’s deterrence and defense measures in Eastern Europe, particularly in the region of the Baltic.
They also expressed shared support for Finland joining the NATO Alliance, the statement said.
Canada currently has approximately 700 members of the Canadian Armed Forces leading NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup in Latvia as part of Operation REASSURANCE.
Established in March 2019, NATO’s Multinational Division Headquarters North performs several critical roles, including supporting Baltic defense planning and coordinating regional military activities, such as presence force activities enhanced progress, according to the press release.
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