Iceland PM Katrín Jakobsdóttir annouces 4th Summit in history of Council to be held in May 2023

Europe: Prime Minister of Iceland Katrín Jakobsdóttir announced the 4th Summit in the history of the Council of Europe that is going to be held in Reykjavik next year, May 2023.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir shared the information through her official Twitter account and noted, “Pleased to announce that the 4th Summit in the history of Council of Europe will be held in Reykjavik, in May 2023. It will be an important opportunity for leaders of the 46 Council of Europe (COE) Member States.”

Along with this, they all will unite and recommit to the core values of human rights, democracy as well as the rule of law.

Recently, Katrín Jakobsdóttir shared a glimpse of her pleasant experience during her visit to Helsinki. “A pleasant day in Helsinki today began with a meeting of the Nordic prime ministers.”

They had a discussion over the Russian full-scale military operation against Ukraine and the climate crisis, but in 2019 the Nordic countries agreed on a vision until 2030 that puts climate action at the forefront of all Nordic cooperation.

She mainly had the discussion over the importance that the green transition must also be fair, but there the Nordic countries have a lot to do. In the afternoon, the Prime Minister had a discussion at the Nordic Parliament, but there she emphasized four things, that were,

  • The solidarity of the Nordic countries with Ukraine in the war;
  • The importance of accelerating climate action
  • The energy crisis will not be a way to slow down energy

She said, “let’s change rather than speed them up.” Thirdly the importance of agreeing to fight for nuclear disarmament, but the nuclear threat has become horribly real since the full-scale military operation. At last, she emphasized the importance of trusting infrastructure and social resilience, which is not only about the tangible infrastructure but also the intangible; democracy and human rights.

Along with this, she also had a good bilateral meeting with Ulf Kristersson, the new Prime Minister of Sweden, where we discussed, among other things, cooperation and friendship of the countries, the importance of Nordic cooperation as well as the position of Sweden’s membership application to the Atlantic Union.

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