Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses delegates throughout the 2017 United Nations Peacekeeping Defense Ministerial convention in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on Wednesday Nov. 15, 2017. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press by way of AP) (Associated Press)
By Jeremy Hainsworth | AP By Jeremy Hainsworth | AP November 15 at 6:45 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Canada is committing a 200-soldier speedy response group, helicopters and transport plane to U.N. peacekeeping efforts.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled the dedication Wednesday on the second day of a peacekeeping summit hosted by Canada.
Officials stated it may very well be six to 9 months earlier than Canada and the U.N. determine the place the Canadians are wanted.
The bundle represented Canada’s most tangible step again into peacekeeping since Trudeau promised final yr to offer as much as 600 troops and 150 cops to the U.N.
Canada has a prolonged custom of peacekeeping, however not lately as its army was concerned in fight in Afghanistan.
Trudeau says Canada’s recommitment comes because the world faces threats from failed states and terrorism.
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