25 Years Nordic-Baltic Cooperation

In 1991, the three Baltic countries, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, regained their independence following the democratic wave that swept across the region. Today, 25 years later, the Nordic-Baltic cooperation is a well-established priority for all the states in question.

PROGRAMME

Welcoming remarks
By H.E. Lilja Alfreðsdottir,
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland
Keynote speaker
H.E. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson,
President of Iceland
Parliamentary cooperation
Ms. Carola Veit, President,
Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference (BSPC)
Nordics in the Baltics
Mr. Christer Haglund, Director,
Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Estonia
Ministerial Panel Discussion
H.E. Lilja Alfreðsdottir,
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland
H.E. Mr. Linas Antanas Linkevičius,
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
H.E. Mr. Edgars Rinkēvičs,
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Latvia
H.E. Mr. Jürgen Ligi,
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Estonia
Moderated by
Mr. Bogi Ágústsson, Journalist, Icelandic National Broadcasting Services (RUV)
Moderator
H.E. Mr. Guðmundur Árni Stefánsson, Ambassador, Chair of the CBSS Committee of Senior Officials

The event is organised by The Nordic Region in Focus in Iceland and the Icelandic Presidency of the Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS) with the participation of the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference (BSPC), and the Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland (IIA).