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Minister Blomqvist to attend meeting of Ministers for Nordic Cooperation

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Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality Thomas Blomqvist will attend a meeting of Ministers for Nordic Cooperation on 26 April. The meeting will be held virtually. The main topics will be the Nordic Council of Ministers cooperation with neighbouring regions in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Nordic cooperation in times of crisis and the dialogue between the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Nordic Council for developing the Council of Ministers budget.

Norway's Minister of Climate and Environment Espen Barth Eide, too, will attend the meeting. He and the Ministers for Nordic Cooperation will discuss Nordic cooperation on sustainable development and new initiatives and opportunities in the field of green transition. According to the Nordic Prime Ministers’ Vision 2030, the Nordic region will be the most sustainable and integrated region in the world by 2030.

“The Nordic countries are well placed to be among the leaders in sustainable development and green transition. In the Nordic Council of Ministers, we have significantly strengthened our resources for cooperation in environmental and climate matters over the past few years. Green transition is a necessity, and our new investments will support its implementation,” says Minister Blomqvist.

At the meeting, the ministers will receive an update on the progress in the implementation of the Nordic Council of Ministers action plan for 2021–2024 and on measures adopted by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Secretariat concerning stronger financial administration.

Inquiries:

Ville Andersson, Acting Head of the Secretariat for Nordic Cooperation
tel. +358 50 348 1575, firstname.lastname@formin.fi

Carolina Nordling, Special Adviser to the Minister
tel. +358 295 150 278, firstname.lastname@gov.fi

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