Ministers for Nordic Co-operation discuss coronavirus

18.03.20 | News
De nordiska samarbetsministrarna sammanträdde per videolänk
Jonas Wendel

The Ministers for Nordic Co-operation held their meeting by video link.

Led by Denmark’s Mogens Jensen, the Ministers for Nordic Co-operation met by video link on Wednesday to share information on their efforts to fight the spread of coronavirus.

Much of the discussion addressed the importance of co-ordinating measures to limit the negative impact on cross-border commuters and trade between the Nordic countries.

The ministers also stressed the importance of remotely continuing the work of the committees of senior officials and councils of ministers to achieve budgetary objectives and the goals of the action plans for Vision 2030.

The Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers Paula Lehtomäki took part in the meeting. “Also in exceptional times such as these, when each of the countries is focusing on COVID-19, our Nordic decision-makers benefit hugely from each other’s knowledge and experience, which today’s meeting also showed,” says Lehtomäki.

Nordic health ministers will meet by video link on Thursday.