NATO chief visits Canada | CTV News


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomes a second high-level international visitor this week, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, arriving in Canada today.

They are to visit a military radar site in Cambridge Bay, Nvt., marking the first time a NATO leader has visited the Canadian Arctic.

Senior Canadian and NATO officials say the visit is meant to highlight the region as a security priority, in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and climate change issues.

Rapidly accelerating melting in the Arctic means the region is more accessible to allies and foes alike.

Stoltenberg’s last visit to Canada was in 2019, but he and Trudeau met at the NATO summit in Madrid in late June.

Earlier in the week, the Prime Minister was in Toronto and Newfoundland with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, whose visit was aimed at strengthening green energy ties between the two countries.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on August 25, 2022