On Friday, March 24, at the Nordic Day celebration, the Ambassador of Iceland to Latvia Harald Aspelund presented the program for the Icelandic Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers for 2023. The headline of Iceland’s Presidency is “The Nordic Region – A Force for Peace”.
Iceland's Presidency is focusing on the three priority areas of a green, competitive, and socially sustainable Nordic Region, including efforts to support a green and just transition, with the participation of every generation.
The Icelandic Presidency is also highlighting the importance of peace as the prerequisite for welfare, human rights, and environmental protection. This emphasis is largely determined by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which has completely altered the security situation in the West. Such circumstances make the solidarity and cooperation of the Nordic nations vitally important.