Tuesday brings Stoltenberg, Trudeau and Sanchez to Latvia

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For a second day in a row, Latvia is the destination for several high-profile international visitors with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez all due to visit troops at Camp Ādaži near Rīga as well as have meetings with senior Latvian officials.

A joint pess conference involving Trudeau, Sanchez, Stoltenberg and Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš is scheduled for 18:00 Rīga time. 

Canada leads the NATO enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) contingent in Latvia while Spain has the second-largest number of troops deployed in the battlegroup. Both countries recently announced significant increases in their troop numbers as a result of the war in Ukraine.

 

NATO Allies implemented the 2016 Warsaw Summit decisions to establish NATO’s forward presence in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland and to develop a forward presence in the Black Sea region. Albania, the Czech Republic, Iceland, Italy, Montenegro, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain contribute to the Canadian-led battlegroup in Latvia.

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