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Secretary General marks 69th anniversary of NATO, thanks Canada for its contributions:Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg marked the 69th anniversary of NATO’s founding with an official visit to Ottawa on Wednesday (4 April 2018).

Speaking alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Mr. Stoltenberg called the Alliance “a guarantor of peace, providing security and preventing conflict.” He welcomed Canada’s role as a founding member of NATO, and that Canada continues to make essential contributions to the transatlantic bond and to international security.

The Secretary General thanked Canada for leading NATO’s multinational battlegroup in Latvia. He further thanked Canada for providing air and maritime capabilities to the Alliance; for supporting partners including Ukraine, Afghanistan and Iraq; and for working to keep gender issues high on NATO’s agenda. Mr. Stoltenberg also welcomed the Canadian government’s increased defence spending, and its commitment to make further increases.

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Secretary General marks 69th anniversary of NATO, thanks Canada for its contributions:Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg marked the 69th anniversary of NATO’s founding with an official visit to Ottawa on Wednesday (4 April 2018).

Speaking alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Mr. Stoltenberg called the Alliance “a guarantor of peace, providing security and preventing conflict.” He welcomed Canada’s role as a founding member of NATO, and that Canada continues to make essential contributions to the transatlantic bond and to international security.

The Secretary General thanked Canada f     or leading NATO’s multinational battlegroup in Latvia. He further thanked Canada for providing air and maritime capabilities to the Alliance; for supporting partners including Ukraine, Afghanistan and Iraq; and for working to keep gender issues high on NA   TO’s agenda. Mr. Stoltenberg also welcomed the Canadian government’s increased defence spending, and its

Secretary General marks 69th anniversary of NATO, thanks Canada for its contributions:Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg marked the 69th anniversary of NATO’s founding with an official visit to Ottawa on Wednesday (4 April 2018).

 

commi     tment to make further increases.