This strategy builds on the first International Strategy of the Nordic Council (2018-2022). The strategy defines the Council’s strategic and long-term objectives in the international field. The strategy objectives steer the Nordic Council’s international activities. The Nordic Council works closely with a number of international, regional, and national parliamentary organisations. The strategy also includes objectives and recommendations for the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Nordic governments. Ultimate responsibility for the Nordic Council’s international collaboration and matters concerning foreign, security, and defence policy lies with the Presidium.