Latvia: Canadian PM visits Latvia en route to NATO summit in Vilnius

Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, is visiting Latvia on 10 July 2023 en route to the NATO summit in Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius, LSM reports. He will meet with several Latvian officials and hold a joint press conference with Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins. Trudeau promised to more than double the size of Canada’s contribution to a NATO mission in Latvia, committing CAD 2.6bn (EUR 1.8bn) in funding over three years and up to 2,200 Canadian troops for persistent deployment, Global News reports.