Theresa May to attend Nordic Council Session in Oslo

24.10.18 | News
Theresa May gästar Nordiska rådets session 2018.

The UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, will be speaking at the Nordic Council in Oslo

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The UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, will be visiting the Session of the Nordic Council in Oslo on 30 October. May will be holding a speech immediately after the opening of the Session on Tuesday afternoon.

The UK Prime Minister will be addressing the full Nordic Council in the Plenary Room of the Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget). The audience will also include the Nordic Prime Ministers, who will be holding their annual summit meeting with the Council directly after Theresa May’s speech.

The President of the Nordic Council, Michael Tetzschner, is looking forward to the meeting with Theresa May. He emphasises that the Nordic countries are keen to continue the current good collaboration with the UK after Brexit.

“The UK is one of the most important partners for our Nordic countries, not least in terms of trade, the economy and security. We enjoy very good collaboration with the UK, and naturally we will be working to ensure that our relations continue to be excellent in the future. All parties will benefit from the fine collaboration continuing,” says Michael Tetzschner.

Also participating in Nordic forum

During her visit to Oslo, Theresa May will also be participating in Northern Future Forum, an annual summit meeting involving the UK Prime Minister and the Nordic and Baltic Prime Ministers. The Prime Ministers will discuss the role of technology in the health sector in the future.

The 70th Session of the Nordic Council will be held in Oslo from 30 October to 1 November.


Theresa May’s programme in the Norwegian Parliament, 30 October:

13.37 The Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Theresa May arrive at the Norwegian Parliament. There will be an opportunity to take photos at the main entrance. Solberg and May will then be making brief statements in Vandrehallen in the Norwegian Parliament.

This will be followed by a bilateral meeting involving Solberg and May.

14.15 The Session of the Nordic Council opens, and May addresses the assembly. May’s speech and the Session can be followed from the press gallery or via the live stream on

For the media: Please note that the media must be in place no later than 13.15. Everyone must pass through the security check. Apply for accreditation via the link below by 14.00, Friday 26 October