Prime Ministers and delegates of the Nordic countries and Canada arrived in Vestmannaeyjar yesterday, June 25. The annual summer meeting of the Nordic ministers will take place there today, with Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, being a special guest of the meeting.
Attendees include Prime Minister of Finland Petteri Orpo, Representative Páll Magnússon, Westman Islands Mayor Íris Róbertsdóttir, Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister of Norway Jonas Gahr Störe, Prime Minister of Iceland Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, Åland Premier Veronica Thörnroos, Greenland Premier Múte B. Egede, Prime Minister of Sweden Ulf Kristersson, and Faroe Islands Premier Aksel V. Johannesen.
The meeting began last night, with the delegates discussing the situation in Russia in Westman Island’s town hall.
Last night, Katrín Jakobsdóttir and Justin Trudeau discussed cooperation and collaboration between the countries in the fields of politics, culture, and trade, in addition to issues relating to immigrants and refugees, the environment, and green energy.
Katrín also met with Petteri Orpo, the Prime Minister of Finland. Orpo assumed office last Tuesday, and his visit to Iceland is his first official visit to a foreign country. Among other topics, the ministers discussed bilateral relations between Iceland and Finland, the security and defence situation in Europe, and matters concerning the Nordic nations generally.