London: Canada’s newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed that the country’s fighter jets will be withdrawn from the United States-led mission against the Islamic States of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
In his first news conference after the big win, Trudeau said he had spoken to U.S. President Barack Obama and has expressed his intention to pull Canada’s fighter jets out of the ISIS campaign, The Guardian has reported.
Canada will continue to play its important role to fight ISIS but the decision has been made to end the combat mission, he added.
Though, he did not mention the timeframe to withdraw of six CF-18 fighter jets, which are a part of the US led campaign against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
The participation in the regime was due to remain in the region until March 2016.
However, Trudeau has indicated that country’s 70 special forces’ troops, who were deployed to train Kurds in northern Iraq against the ISIS, will continue their mission.
Trudeau also emphasized the need to improve Canada-US relations and discussed Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal, climate policies, and the imminent American decision on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project with US President during their conversation.
He also spoke to UK Prime Minister David Cameron and French President FranÃ§ois Hollande.
The liberal leader was elected as Canadian new Prime Minister with absolute majority. He and his cabinet are set to take oath on November 4.