PM Wraps Up Participation in NATO Summit
Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, on Monday, wrapped up his participation in the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium.
At the Summit, leaders discussed threats and challenges affecting transatlantic security and joint efforts to strengthen shared commitments to keep people safe.
Leaders also welcomed an ambitious NATO 2030 agenda that will continue NATO’s adaptation to address evolving security challenges, including the security implications of climate change, read a statement from Prime Minister’s Office.
During the meeting, Prime Minister Trudeau reiterated Canada’s unwavering commitment to NATO and to Alliance values, including individual liberty, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law.
The Prime Minister highlighted Canada’s contributions and leadership within NATO, including its leadership of the enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group in Latvia, command of Standing NATO Maritime Group One, with Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Halifax as its flagship, as well as Canada’s contributions to NATO Mission Iraq and NATO’s Kosovo Force,” it added.
The Prime Minister also announced Canada’s contribution of $1 million to the NATO Trust Fund to support United Nations (UN) peace operations. This project aims to increase the safety and security of peacekeepers deploying to UN peace operations around the world.
Recognizing the increasingly broad and sophisticated cyber threats facing Allies, Prime Minister Trudeau highlighted that Canada is providing cyber effects to NATO. This contribution will help shape how cyber operations will be integrated into NATO missions and operations. The Prime Minister reiterated that Canada’s cyber operations will be subject to all applicable domestic and international law.
Prime Minister Trudeau joined Allies in endorsing the NATO 2030 agenda, and reaffirming the solidarity, unity, and cohesion of the Alliance. NATO 2030 sets out an ambitious agenda for a renewed and reinvigorated Alliance, which will enable NATO to meet the security challenges of today and tomorrow.
Trudeau also participated in the German Marshall Fund’s NATO 2030 at Brussels Forum along with the Prime Minister of Estonia, Kaja Kallas.
— NATO (@NATO) June 14, 2021