Thorvald Stoltenberg, Norway’s former minister of defense and foreign affairs, is currently in Iceland and will speak about Nordic cooperation on foreign affairs and safety issues during an open meeting at the University of Iceland at noon today.
Stoltenberg’s arrival is a follow-up to a report he wrote for the Nordic foreign ministers earlier this year, which was presented in February, according to a press release from Iceland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
The report looks towards the next ten to 15 years, proposing closer cooperation between the Nordic countries, for example in relation to of peace development and peace initiatives, airspace and coastal patrol, safety issues in the Nordic regions, computer safety, sharing resources and cooperation on operating embassies and defense agencies.
Stoltenberg’s proposals are currently being worked on and will be further discussed during an upcoming meeting between Nordic ministers in June.
While in Iceland, Stoltenberg will meet with Iceland’s Foreign Minister Össur Skarphédinsson, the Althingi parliament’s foreign affairs committee and the speaker of parliament.
Today’s meeting, which begins at 12:15, is organized by Iceland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the University of Iceland’s Institute for International Affairs and the Norwegian Embassy in Iceland.
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