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High level roundtable on the 25th anniversary of Baltic – Nordic cooperation

On 22 August 2016 in Riga, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia and the Nordic Council of Ministers´ Office in Latvia organised a high-level roundtable “1991-2016 and the Way Ahead”.  Baltic Assembly was represented by Jānis Vucāns (Latvia), Giedrė Purvaneckienė (Lithuania), Romualds Ražuks (Latvia) and Veiko Spolītis (Latvia).

Participants of the roundtable discussed key achievements, status, current challenges and future ambitions of the Nordic – Baltic cooperation during last 25 years. The roundtable consisted of distinguished politicians with a solid commitment to Nordic-Baltic cooperation: H.E. Mr. Edgars Rinkēvičs, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia; Mr. Petras Auštrevičius, Member of the European Parliament, Lithuania; Mr. Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden; Mr. Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark; Mr. Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iceland; Mr. Dagfinn Høybråten, Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers; Mr. Jüri Luik, Director of the International Centre of Defence and Security, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defence of Estonia; Mr. Kimmo Sasi, former Minister of European Affairs and Foreign Trade of Finland; Mr. Michael Tetzschner, Member of Parliament of Norway.

 

 

Photos by Secretariat of the Baltic Assembly

 

Photo by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia