Visit to Ukraine and Latvia

January 17 to 19, 2018

January 17, 2018

At the request of the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, visited Ukraine and Latvia.

Upon arrival in Ukraine, Her Excellency received a warm welcome by officials. 

Visit to Ukraine and Latvia - Day 1

This visit allowed Her Excellency to meet with and show her support to Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members serving on Operation UNIFIER in Ukraine and on Operation REASSURANCE in Latvia. Her Excellency was accompanied by General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff.

January 18, 2018

Her Excellency visited the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre in Ukraine, where she thanked the Canadians who are committed to helping Ukraine remain sovereign, secure and stable.

Visit to Ukraine and Latvia - Day 2

January 19, 2018

Her Excellency travelled to Camp Adaži to meet with troops serving in NATO’s multinational enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup Latvia (eFP BG).

Visit to Ukraine and Latvia - Day 3