NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg paid tribute on 15 July to Canada’s vital role in the Alliance during a visit to Canadian Forces Base Petawawa.

Stoltenberg was speaking with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about current security challenges, as well as burden-sharing in the Alliance, which will be an important topic when NATO leaders meet in London in December.

He also thanked Trudeau for Canada agreeing to continue to command NATO’s training mission in Iraq for a second year and praised Canada for its strong support for Ukraine by providing training and funding.