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Angela Merkel to be Guest of Honour at Meeting of Nordic Leaders

German chancellor Angela Merkel will meet with Nordic prime ministers in Reykjavík next week, Vísir reports. The international leaders plan to discuss issues related to climate, the Arctic region, equality, and security, among other things.

Angela Merkel will attend the meeting on August 20 as Icelandic prime minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir’s special guest. In addition to leaders from Scandinavia, the premiers of the Åland Islands and Greenland will also be in attendance.

Per a government announcement, the group will particularly “…look for opportunities to increase cooperation between the Nordics and Germany in addressing challenges on the international stage, not least the consequences of climate change and support for sustainable development.” Attendees will also make visits to notable places around Reykjavík, including to the Harpa concert hall, the Hellisheiði Power Station, Þingvellir, and Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness’ home, Gljúfrasteinn.

The German chancellor will also attend several bilateral meetings in conjunction with the prime ministers’ meeting. One such meeting will be held by the Nordic CEOs for a Sustainable Future, 14 Nordic companies that have announced their intention to collaborate on the EU’s sustainable development goals.

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