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Prime Minister Trudeau to Attend NATO Summit in Washington, D.C.

Ottawa – As the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) marks its 75th anniversary, the international alliance remains a cornerstone of the rules-based international order. Amid increasingly complex threats to peace and security, Canada and its NATO allies stand united in their commitment to defending democracy, security, and freedom.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today that he will travel to Washington, D.C., from July 8 to 11, 2024, to participate in the NATO Summit. This event will allow the Prime Minister to reaffirm Canada’s dedication to Euro-Atlantic security and stability, especially in response to ongoing Russian aggression and destabilization efforts.

Key Highlights of the Summit:

  • Canada’s Commitment: Prime Minister Trudeau will highlight Canada’s significant contributions to NATO’s collective defence, particularly through Operation REASSURANCE, the country’s largest active overseas military deployment.
  • Strengthening Security: The Summit will bring together NATO leaders and international partners to discuss enhancing collective deterrence, defence capabilities, and co-operation, addressing both ongoing and emerging threats to the rules-based international order.
  • Economic Engagement: While in Washington, Prime Minister Trudeau will meet with members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to promote Canadian business interests and strengthen economic ties between Canada and the United States.
  • Support for Ukraine: A NATO-Ukraine Council meeting, with the participation of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, will focus on enhancing support for Ukraine amidst Russia’s unjustifiable war of aggression. Prime Minister Trudeau will emphasize the importance of continued military, financial, and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine.

Throughout his visit, Prime Minister Trudeau will underline Canada’s commitment to reinforcing shared defence priorities and security partnerships, ensuring that NATO continues to protect freedom and democracy.


“The NATO Alliance stands steadfast – protecting freedom and in defence of democracy. NATO was founded 75 years ago, and Canada has been part of nearly every operation in the Alliance. At this year’s Summit, we will strengthen our work to uphold the global order that underpins our prosperity and sovereignty.”

— The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

Prime Minister Trudeau’s participation in the NATO Summit reflects Canada’s enduring dedication to international security and collaboration, reinforcing the nation’s role in promoting peace and stability worldwide.

Alwin Marshall-Squire

Alwin Marshall-Squire is the Editor-in-Chief of GTA Today and serves as the Parliament Hill Reporter covering Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet. With a commitment to accurate and timely news coverage, Marshall-Squire brings depth and insight to the forefront of Canadian journalism. For feedback, reach out at

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