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Defence Minister Bill Blair to travel to Washington, D.C. for NATO Summit

The Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence, will visit Washington, D.C., from July 8-11 to attend the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit and participate in side events. 


Ahead of the Summit on July 8, Minister Blair will join Foreign Policy editor-in-chief Ravi Agrawal at the FP Security Forum for a one-on-one, on-the-record conversation on Arctic security and emerging technologies.


From July 9-11, Minister Blair will join Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly at the NATO Leaders’ Summit in Washington D.C.


July 8, 2024 – Minister Blair will speak with Ravi Agrawal, editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy during the FP Security Forum, during a session entitled Northern Frontiers: Defense in the Arctic.


  • Time: 3:10 p.m.-3:25 p.m. EDT
  • Location: The Gallup Building, 901 F St NW, Washington, D.C. and virtual
  • Interested media are asked to pre-register with Foreign Policy on the event’s webpage.


July 10, 2024 – Minister Blair will participate in a panel at the NATO Public Forum entitled Nordic Security Redrawn.



  • Time: 4:25 p.m.-5:15 pm EDT
  • Location: Marriot Marquis Hotel, 901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, D.C. and virtual
  • In-person participation is by invite only, but to attend online, please pre-register here.
  • The event will be livestreamed on NATO’s official Youtube channel and broadcast in the International Media Center.
  • For more information on the 2024 NATO Public Forum, visit the official website

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