Nordic-Baltic Eight foreign policy chiefs to discuss support for Ukraine in Kaunas

  • 2022-09-06
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - The Nordic-Baltic Eight (NB8) foreign ministers will meet in Kaunas on September 6-7 to discuss the issues of regional security strengthening, Russia's military aggression against Ukraine, and support for Ukraine, Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said in a press release on Tuesday.

Foreign policy chiefs of the eight countries will also talk about energy security in the region, the impact of global economic challenges on the countries of the region, prospects for closer cooperation with the Indo-Pacific democracies, preparations for the upcoming United Nations General Assembly, and other issues relevant for the region.

The meeting will be attended by Lithuania's Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis, Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod, Foreign Minister of Estonia Urmas Reinsalu, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland Thordis Kolbrun Reykfjord Gylfadottir, Foreign Minister of Latvia Edgars Rinkevics, Foreign Minister of Norway Anniken Huitfeldt, Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto, and Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde.

The Nordic-Baltic Eight (NB8) is an informal regional cooperation format between five Nordic and three Baltic states: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden. The NB8 countries rotate each year to coordinate the NB8 activities. They organize and host meetings that take place during that year. Lithuania coordinates NB8 cooperation in 2022.