Canadian Prime Minister to Tour European Countries
Justin Trudeau will visit allies in Europe next week to discuss the situation in Ukraine.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will have a series of meetings with other world leaders next week to agree on new sanctions against Russia and ways to support Ukraine. The trip will last from March 6 to 11. During that time, he plans to visit Britain, Latvia, Germany and Poland.
"We will discuss how to continue to support Ukraine, how to strengthen democratic values around the world and how to further defend democracy and resist Russian aggression," Trudeau said.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte confirmed that he will meet with Trudeau and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in London on Monday, where, according to Trudeau's office, they will agree on additional responses to Russia's violations of international law and the United Nations Charter. Trudeau also has an audience with the queen in London.
After Great Britain, Trudeau will stop in Latvia, where he will meet with Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins and President Egils Levits as well as the Estonian and Lithuanian prime ministers. Among other things, Trudeau will meet with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Riga. The prime minister also plans to visit Canadian Armed Forces soldiers who are currently in Latvia and are taking part in a NATO operation.
From there, Trudeau will travel to Berlin to meet with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
The trip will end in Warsaw, where the prime minister will visit President Andrzej Duda to further discuss security problems in Eastern Europe and to express Canada's support for Poland, which is struggling with hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian refugees.