Canada Extends NATO Mission in Latvia

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Canada Extends NATO Mission in Latvia

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Latvian counterpart Māris Kučinskis hold a joint news conference in Riva, Latvia, where Trudeau announces Canada is extending its commitment to the NATO mission in Latvia for another four years to March 2023. Canada is also increasing the number of its troops in the Baltic state from 455 to 540.

Trudeau is visiting Latvia ahead of the NATO summit, which is taking place July 11 and 12 in Brussels, Belgium. This marks the first bilateral visit by a Canadian prime minister to Latvia. (July 10, 2018) (Audio problems are present in the original recordings of this event.)