During Prime Minister Kariņš’ visit, the two leaders will meet to discuss further military support to Ukraine as the country continues to oppose Russia’s unjustifiable aggression and fight for Ukrainian sovereignty, territorial integrity, and independence. Ahead of the upcoming NATO Summit in Spain, the leaders will also discuss further strengthening NATO’s deterrence and defence measures along Europe’s eastern flank.
The prime ministers will discuss the strong Canada-Latvia partnership and security issues in the broader Baltic region, ahead of the upcoming Canada-Baltics 3+1 Foreign Ministers Meeting, which Canada will host in June. This will build on the Prime Minister’s successful visit to Latvia earlier this year. During his visit, he met with Canadian troops deployed there as part of Operation REASSURANCE and strengthened the close friendship between Canada and Latvia.
While in Canada, Prime Minister Kariņš will also meet with Anthony Rota, Speaker of the House of Commons, and with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland.
“Canada and Latvia enjoy close ties based on shared values and a mutual commitment to transatlantic security as NATO Allies. I look forward to my meeting with Prime Minister Kariņš, where I will reaffirm Canada’s commitment to our European allies in supporting Ukraine and the Ukrainian people. Together, we will continue to work to defend democracy and human rights as Russia continues its unwarranted and unjustifiable attacks on Ukraine.” – Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada