Prime Minister Sanna Marin discussed Wednesday by videoconference with the leaders of the rest of the Nordic countries and representatives of the Faroe Islands and Greenland about how to deal with the coronavirus crisis, among other issues.
At their meeting, the leaders exchanged information and experiences on the current pandemic situation.
According to government information, Prime Minister Sanna Marin 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 Prime Minister Marin.
Finland aims to develop work on preparedness and security of supply next year, when it takes on leading role 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.
At the meeting, which followed the high-level Nordic meetings held remotely on the previous day, the leaders discussed also green investments from the perspective of sustainable recovery.
The prime ministers adopted a declaration emphasizing the importance of green investments and encouraging the private sector to prioritize them.
The evening before the prime ministers’ meeting, the prime ministers and the MPs on the Nordic Council held a video conversation with UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
In her speech at the meeting, Prime Minister Marin underlined the importance of a well-functioning and effective UN system in responding to global challenges such as pandemics.