Justin Trudeau receives NATO Secretary General

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will discuss security and the environment. (Archives)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomes a second high-level international visitor this week, the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization ( NATO), Jens Stoltenberg, who arrives in Canada this Thursday.

NATO Secretary General visits the Canadian Arctic with Justin Trudeau

The two men are notably due to visit a military radar site in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, in what will mark the first visit by a NATO leader to the Canadian Arctic.

Mrs Trudeau and Stoltenberg will also speak with members of the Canadian Armed Forces as part of Operation NANOOK. They will also meet members of the local community.

Senior Canadian and NATO officials said the visit is meant to underscore that the region is a security priority, given Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the challenges related to climate change.

This is the first time a NATO leader has visited Nunavut.

Rapidly accelerating melting in the Arctic means the region is more accessible to allies but also enemies.

The Jens Stoltenberg's last visit to Canada was in 2019, but Mr. Trudeau met him recently at the NATO summit in Madrid at the end of June.

Earlier this week, the Prime Minister was in Toronto and Newfoundland and Labrador with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, D have the visit aimed to strengthen the ties between the two countries on green energy.

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