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Nordic PMs discuss green investment, COVID-19

Published : 28 Oct 2020, 22:34

Updated : 29 Oct 2020, 01:28

  DF Report

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Prime Minister Sanna Marin. Photo : Nordic Cooperation.

The Nordic prime ministers on Wednesday held a videoconference with representatives from the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Åland.

At the meeting, which followed the high-level Nordic meetings held remotely on Tuesday, the leaders discussed green investments from the perspective of sustainable recovery, said a government press release on Wednesday.

The prime ministers adopted a declaration emphasising the importance of green investments and encouraging the private sector to prioritise them.

At their meeting, the leaders also exchanged information and experiences on the current pandemic situation.

Prime Minister Sanna Marin on Tuesday told her colleagues more about the Finnish initiative that she first presented in June, which aims to intensify Nordic cooperation on preparedness and security of supply.

“It makes sense to work together to find ways to prepare for future crises. With this in mind, Finland also wants to intensify cooperation in the area of security of supply,” said Marin.

Finland aims to develop work on preparedness and security of supply next year, when it takes on leading roles in a variety of Nordic cooperation forums during its presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Achieving this objective will require long-term, cross-sectoral cooperation involving ministries, other authorities, and the business community.

On 27 October, the evening before the prime ministers’ meeting, they and the MPs on the Nordic Council held a video conversation with UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

In her speech at the meeting, Marin underlined the importance of a well-functioning and effective UN system in responding to global challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic.