The theme for the Icelandic Presidency refers to the friendship between the Nordic countries, which is reflected, inter alia, in mobility and strong internal co-operation. They also share common paths to the rest of the world, where the Nordic countries present themselves jointly and make their contribution to international co-operation for peace, security and environmental protection. The common paths of the future lie through the digital world.
There is deep-rooted respect for the principles of democracy and rule of law in the Nordic countries. We are determined to continue to be peaceful and diverse welfare societies, where culture and education flourish, and everyone is entitled to enjoy life’s opportunities. Societies where innovation goes hand-in-hand with the interests of nature, employment and a vital economy.
Nordic co-operation has demonstrated that it is better to build bridges than walls. There is nothing old-fashioned about co-operation, friendship or respect. The fundamental values of the Nordic region are as important as ever.
Havet: Blå vækst i Nord
Island baserer sit fokus på ”Havet – blå vækst i Norden” på den lederposition, som Norden har påtaget sig inden for området, nationalt, regionalt og globalt. Der tages også udgangspunkt i de enkelte ministerråds strategier og det nordiske samarbejde generelt om bæredygtig udnyttelse og beskyttelse af havets ressourcer, heriblandt i forhold til plast og bioøkonomi.