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Defence Minister Bill Blair concludes visit to Europe for Ukraine Defense Meeting

National Defence Minister Bill Blair has concluded a trip to NATO Headquarters in Belgium and Munich, Germany.

During his trip, Blair participated in the 19th Ukraine Defense Contact Group meeting and a meeting of NATO Defence Ministers in Brussels, Belgium.

Blair then attended the 60th Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany. During his trip, he emphasized Canada’s solidarity with Ukraine, commitment to NATO, and support for the rules-based international order that underpins global security.

Canada will make a contribution of $60 million to the Ukraine Defense Contact Group Air Force Capability Coalition. This donation will support the setup of a sustainable F-16 fighter aircraft capability in Ukraine by sourcing vitally needed F-16 supplies and equipment such as spare parts, weapons stations, avionics, and ammunition.


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