Canada consults and collaborates with international partners to ease the situation in Iraq and continue to fight terrorist organizations
Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg.
The Prime Minister and the Secretary General discussed the current situation in Iraq. They emphasized the importance of de-escalating tensions and the need to support security and stability in Iraq and the wider region, notably through ongoing counter-Daesh efforts. They agreed on the important role of the NATO training mission in strengthening Iraqi security capacity. The Secretary General noted that the suspension of NATO training activities is a temporary force protection measure and that NATO is prepared to continue its activities when the situation permits.
The Secretary General thanked the Prime Minister for Canada’s leadership of the NATO training mission in Iraq and the Prime Minister reiterated Canada’s commitment to the success of the mission.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke today with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany.
Prime Minister Trudeau and Chancellor Merkel shared their concerns about the situation in Iraq. The two leaders discussed the need to encourage all parties to take steps toward de-escalation. They emphasized the importance of continuing support for stability in Iraq and the ongoing fight against Daesh.
Prime Minister Trudeau and Chancellor Merkel agreed to stay in touch and to continue working alongside other members of the international community to promote security and stability in the region.