On May 11, the Prime Minister of Latvia Krišjānis Kariņs met with the Honourable Anthony Rota, Speaker of the House of Commons, and with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland. The Prime Minister Kariņš highlighted Canada's contribution to strengthening Baltic regional security. During the meetings, officials discussed the international security situation regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine, further support to Ukraine, discussed ways to further strengthen NATO’s deterrence and defence measures ahead of the upcoming NATO summit in June, Madrid.
On May 12, the Prime Minister of Latvia met with the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau. The prime ministers discussed ways to further coordinate additional military support to Ukraine as the country continues to fight Russia’s unprovoked and unjustifiable aggression. The leaders stressed the importance of coordination among members of the NATO and discussed ways to further strengthen NATO’s deterrence and defence measures in Eastern Europe, particularly in the Baltic region. The prime ministers also discussed the strong Canada-Latvia partnership rooted in common values and a commitment to the rules-based international system, as well as security issues in the broader Baltic region. Following their meeting, Prime Minister Trudeau announced Canada will deploy a Canadian Armed Forces general officer and six staff officers to NATO’s Multinational Division North Headquarters, based in Ādaži, Latvia.
The Prime Minister Kariņš also participated in a discussion on the international security situation regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine at Macdonald-Laurier Institute, Canada's leading policy think tank based in Ottawa.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa4Gt9BtHq0
The Prime Minister gave a live interview on Canadian CTV News Channel “Power Play”, an interview The Canadian Press and CBC radio.