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Estonia and Norway are preparing for cooperation at the UN Security Council
Yesterday 8 September, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu met with the Foreign Minister of Norway Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide in Tallinn. The meeting covered bilateral and regional issues (Nordic-Baltic cooperation, the Arctic Council), foreign affairs developments and cooperation at the UN Security Council.
The ministers also discussed UN Security Council topics, as both Estonia and Norway are non-permanent members of the council in 2021. “For the first time, two Nordic-Baltic countries will be elected members of the UN Security Council at the same time,” Foreign Minister Reinsalu said. “This offers new opportunities for like-minded European countries to address their common priorities and present their positions.”
“We reaffirmed our shared commitment to reinforcing the regional cooperation of Nordic-Baltic countries,” Reinsalu said. “In light of the current crisis, close regional cooperation is particularly important, and we are grateful to our Norwegian colleagues for our active communication.” Minister Reinsalu also presented Estonia’s plan to apply for observer status on the Arctic Council. Estonia is planning to submit its proposal to the Secretariat of the Arctic Council in Norway in the coming months.