Minister Sajjan Attends NATO Defence Minister’s Meeting and Defeat-ISIS Defence Ministerial in Brussels

November 9, 2017

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a cornerstone of Canada’s international security policy and is one of our most important relationships outside of North America. Canada is committed to continue playing a leading role in the Alliance.

Reaffirming the Canadian Government’s unwavering commitment to NATO, Minister Sajjan met with Allies during the NATO Defence Minister’s Meeting (DMM) and a subsequent Large Group Defeat-Islamic State in Iraq and Syria Defence Ministerial in Brussels, Belgium from November 8-9, 2017.

These meetings provided a forum for Allies to discuss: the current global threat environment; what more needs to be done to reinforce NATO’s deterrence; strengthening NATO’s maritime and cyber domains; NATO’s presence and engagement in the South of the Alliance; ways nations can continue to support Ukraine in their efforts to maintain their sovereignty and security; and the ongoing work being done by the Canadian-led multinational battlegroup in Latvia as part of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence (eFP).

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Minister Sajjan at NATO Defence Ministers Meeting