Yesterday, 26th May, prime Ministers of Denmark, Sweden , Finland and Norway arrived in Akureyri to meet with the Prime Minister of Iceland in occasion of the annual summit of the Nordic Prime Ministers. After a brief tour of Dimmuborgir and the lake of Myvatn, the Ministers discussed about cooperation of the five partner countries, but also about the situation in Ukraine and other issues regarding Europe.
Today, the leaders of the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland will enjoy to the group for a joint summit to be held in Hof, the Cultural and Conference Centre of Akureyri.
The group will take some time off their schedule for a brief meeting at the University of Akureyri, chaired by Dr. Sigurður Kristinsson.
Dr. Stefán B. Sigurðsson, Rector of the University of Akureyri, will welcome the attandants, and the group, along with other representatives of the Nordic countries will discuss with local stakeholders and participants about Environment (Tom Barry, CAFF), Research (Ms. Embla Eir Oddsdóttir, Director, Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network), Business (Mr. Þorvaldur Lúðvík Sigurjónsson, Director, the Eyjafjörður Regional Development Agency and Arctic Service), Tourism (Ms. Helga Árnadóttir, Director, the Icelandic Travel Industry Association, Mr. Edward Huijbens, Icelandic Tourism Research Centre), and Information (Mr. Halldór Jóhannsson, Director, Arctic Portal).
The meeting will be concluded by the Mayor of the town of Akureyri, Mr. Eiríkur Björn Björgvinsson.
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