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Defence Ministers of the Northern Group met in Reykjavik

Iceland is currently chairing the particular Northern Group. Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörd Gylfadóttir, Minister intended for Foreign Affairs, chaired the particular meeting. The Ministers visited the security zone at Keflavik Airport. “It is valuable for us to be able to provide insight to our nearest allies and partners directly into how we in Iceland take care of our security and protection, and how we contribute to the shared security environment within the North Atlantic and the Arctic as a nation without military. It is also important in light from the security situation in European countries, which we discussed in our meeting this morning and impacts all our nations, ” Minister Gylfadóttir says.
Regional security within Northern Europe was the main topic of the ministerial conference of the Northern Group which usually concluded in Reykjavik nowadays.
The Northern Group is a security plus defence forum of 12 like-minded Northern European nations. All the Nordic countries are members of the group, the Baltic states, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. The Chair rotates every six months and you will be assumed by Norway mid-year.
The ministers issued the joint statement i n which they underline their condemnation of Russia’s invasion into Ukraine and their own solidarity in face from the threat that the invasion poses to security in Europe and in the North Atlantic region.
Last night, on the sidelines of the ministerial meeting, Minister Gylfadóttir and Morten Bødskov, Minister of Defence of Denmark, authorized a Memorandum of Knowing on increasing security plus defence cooperation between the two countries.


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