Minister Joly welcomed Deputy Prime Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) Pabriks to Canada and thanked him for hosting Canadian Armed Forces members as part of the Government of Canada’s leadership of NATO’s enhanced Ahead Presence Battle Group in Latvia. The ministers discussed NATO’s important role in upholding transatlantic security and reiterated their ongoing support to the Alliance, including NATO’s about to strengthen its deterrence and defence posture along its eastern flank. Mar 25, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Matters Canada They will committed to continuing to work jointly, and with the international community, to make sure a coordinated response to the particular Russian leadership’s aggression against Ukraine. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, yesterday met along with Artis Pabriks, Latvia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, during their visit to Ottawa. Minister Joly shared Canada’s commitment to holding the particular Russian regime, those who have financed and enabled this crisis, and those who are fuelling the disinformation war to account through comprehensive sanctions. The ministers discussed Russia’s illegal attack of Ukraine and the disinformation campaign President Putin is certainly employing in an effort to justify this. They underscored the need to keep on working together to further support Ukraine while reinforcing European protection.