Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to leave tonight for a 10-day international trip, with the conflict between Russia and Ukraine expected to be a major focus.
He will first fly to Kigali, Rwanda, tonight to meet with the heads of Commonwealth nations for the first time since 2018.
The trip also takes him to Germany for the G7 Summit and then to Madrid for a NATO Summit.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy plans to address leaders at both summits, while continuing to meet with world leaders to request financial and military support.
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Trudeau has finished a 10-day isolation period that barely fits between his return from the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles on June 11 and his departure for this leg of the trip.
The Prime Minister’s Office says he began feeling symptoms of COVID-19 on June 11 after arriving in Canada and tested positive for the virus for the second time this year on June 13.
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