Ottawa, Canada will extend military training missions in Ukraine and Iraq, Canadian Foreign Minister, Chrystia Freeland, announced today.
Freeland told the reporters that the Canadian troops in Ukraine had been due out at the end of March but will now stay until March 2022.
“The Canadian training directly helps Ukraine’s defense and security forces to uphold domestic security and territorial integrity”, she added.
She also said it would extend a lower-profile training mission in Iraq, where Canada has around 250 personnel. They will now remain in place until March 2021, adding that the Canadian Armed Forces will continue to provide training, advice, and assistance to the Iraqi security forces.
Speaking at the same press conference, Canadian Defence Minister, Harjit Sajjan, also told the reporters that the Canadian mission allows Iraq and coalition partners to plan and execute military operations aimed at improving stability in the region.
Source: Jordan News Agency