A ceremonious event marking combat readiness of the Canada-led NATO battalion in Latvia will take place at the Adazi military base on September 28, which will be attended by defense ministers and representatives of the defense ministries of the countries whose troops make up the NATO battalion in Latvia, the Defense Ministry told LETA.
Participating in the event will be Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis (Greens/Farmers), Canadian National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, Albanian Deputy Defense Minister Petro Koci, Italian defense minister’s advisor Carlo Massagli, Polish National Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz, Slovenian Defense Minister Andreja Katic, Spanish Defense Ministry’s Secretary General for Defense Policy Juan Francisco Martinez Nunez, and Latvian Chief of Defense Leonids Kalnins.
During the visit to the Adazi military base, the NATO officials will meet with the soldiers, inspect military vehicles and infrastructure at the military base, and visit a memorial to Latvian soldiers who lost their lives during international operations.
As reported, the Canada-led thousand-strong battalion in Latvia is made up of Albanian, Italian, Canadian, Polish, Slovenian and Spanish soldiers.
NATO has also deployed a multinational battalion to Estonia, Lithuania and Poland each.