Visit to Kuwait and Iraq

January 18 to 21, 2019

The Governor General, our Commander-in-Chief of Canada, visited Canadian military personnel in Iraq and Kuwait from January 18 to 21, 2019.

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette visited with members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) deployed in Iraq and Kuwait as part of Operation IMPACT. Accompanied by General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, Her Excellency was able to show her support for and witness the work being done by the troops. The visit served as a reminder of Canada’s deep commitment to international peace and security and to the fight against terrorism, both at home and abroad.

Friday, January 18

Saturday, January 19

Sunday, January 20

The Governor General had the opportunity to meet with His Excellency Barham Salih, President of Iraq.


Monday, January 21

The Governor General also had the opportunity to meet with His Highness Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait and Commander of the Kuwaiti Military Forces.