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NATO Secretary General to visit Petawawa with Prime Minister

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced on Wednesday that the Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg, will visit Canada from July 14-16.

This is his third visit to Canada since becoming Secretary General of NATO.

On July 15, Prime Minister Trudeau and Secretary General Stoltenberg will have a bilateral meeting at the Canadian Forces Base in Petawawa, Ontario.

The Prime Minister and the Secretary-General will then have lunch with service members.

“I look forward to meeting with Secretary General Stoltenberg to discuss pressing issues facing the Alliance and its partners and to highlight Canada’s leadership on security challenges around the world. This year marks NATO’s 70th anniversary. Now more than ever, it’s vital that NATO Allies work together to defend the rules-based international order, and build a more peaceful, prosperous future for people around the world,” says the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada.

During the visit, the two leaders will discuss global challenges and key issues facing the Alliance.

Prime Minister Trudeau will stress the need for NATO partners to work together to defend the rules-based international order, advance peace and security, and build a better future for people around the world.

He will highlight Canada’s steadfast commitment to the Alliance, and underscore Canada’s leadership within NATO, including at the head of the enhanced Forward Presence battlegroup in Latvia and the NATO training and capacity building mission in Iraq.

As a founding member of NATO, Canada has contributed to every NATO operation since the founding of the Alliance.

Secretary-General Stoltenberg will also travel to Toronto later that day, to deliver a keynote address at Massey College.

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Paige LeClair

As a recent graduate from the St. Thomas University Journalism program, Paige has a passion for storytelling and investigative journalism. In 2016, she, along with her journalism team were awarded first place at the Emerge Media Awards in the multimedia category. The team was also a finalist at the Canadian Association of Journalist Awards. She is excited to work with other military spouses providing stories and information to the military community. Paige is newly married to Andrew, a Lineman, and moved to their first posting in Petawawa in May of this year. She is excited to begin this journey with Andrew, their dog Diablo, and cat, Linux

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