Finland and Norway’s heads of state at Nordic Response: “A historic day for many reasons”

By Astri Edvardsen, High North News - March 11, 2024
On Thursday, Norway’s PM Jonas Gahr Støre (Labor) and Finland’s President Alexander Stubb (National Coalition Party) visited allied troops in Western Finnmark, Northern Norway, which are participating in the Nordic Response exercise. Here they are aboard the new Norwegian coastguard vessel KV Bjørnøya, on which they also had a bilateral meeting. (Photo: Kristian Kapelrud/the Norwegian Armed Forces)


Sweden’s brand new NATO membership was highlighted by Norway’s PM and Finland’s president during their visit to the Nordic Response exercise in Northern Norway. This exercise and this visit are also events of historical importance, they said and heralded even stronger Nordic cooperation.