President of Iceland to address the Nordic Council Theme Session

09.03.23 | News
Porträtt av Islands president Guðni Th. Jóhannesson.

Islands president Guðni Th. Jóhannesson.

The President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, will take part in the Nordic Council Theme Session in Reykjavík on 15 March. His address to the assembled parliamentarians will kick off a plenary debate on a new action plan for Nordic co-operation 2025–2030.

The President will also talk about what brings people together in the Nordic Region, what separates us and what explains the progress made by the Nordic societies in the world of today. The Theme Session will focus on an open debate about the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Action Plan 2025–2030. Official Nordic co-operation will continue to pursue its vision of the Nordic Region as the most sustainable and integrated region in the world by 2030.

The Theme Session and the regular Annual Session in October/November are the two occasions when all 87 parliamentarians on the Nordic Council gather to debate and make decisions in plenary. The Annual Session will be held in Oslo because Norway holds the Presidency of the Nordic Council this year.

We must uphold positive patriotism and respect for good, traditional values while embracing new currents and condemning chauvinism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance and narrow-mindedness.

The President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson