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.
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.