Foreign and security policy and 5G the focus as Nordic prime ministers meet in Örnsköldsvik

Nordic cooperation, current foreign and security policy issues and 5G are on the agenda as the Nordic prime ministers meet in Örnsköldsvik on 22–23 May. The informal prime ministers meeting is held annually as part of the extensive Nordic cooperation.

The Nordic prime ministers outside
The Nordic prime ministers meet in Örnsköldsvik on 22–23 May. Photo: Victor Svedberg/Government Offices

Sweden is currently chair of Nordic cooperation and is hosting the meeting in Örnsköldsvik on 22–23 May, to which Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has invited his colleagues Erna Solberg from Norway, Lars Løkke Rasmussen from Denmark, Juha Sipilä from Finland and Katrín Jakobsdottír from Iceland. The prime ministers’ spouses will also be present, and will have their own programme.

The prime ministers will have three different meetings. Nordic cooperation and foreign and security policy will dominate the meeting on 22 May. The meeting on 23 May will primarily be devoted to digital development and 5G.

Wednesday’s activities will conclude with a working lunch with the autonomous Nordic territories, as well as the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Nordic Council.

About Nordic cooperation

Cooperation between the Nordic countries is one of the oldest and most extensive regional cooperation programmes in the world, and is pursued through a number of bodies and in various areas. The prime ministers are ultimately responsible for Nordic intergovernmental cooperation. The Nordic Council of Ministers is the official cooperation body of the Nordic governments, with a rotating Presidency – held this year by Sweden. The Nordic Council is the forum for cooperation between members of the national parliaments.