Nordic Council of Ministers
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Member states and regions of the Nordic Council of Ministers (blue).
• Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers
|Denmark Faroe Islands|
• Secretary-General of the Nordic Council of Ministers
• Nordic Council inaugurated
|12 February 1953|
|1 July 1962|
• Nordic Council of Ministers and Secretariat inaugurated
• 2018 estimate
In 1971, the Nordic Council of Ministers, an intergovernmental forum, was established as a result of the Helsinki Treaty. The purpose of the Nordic Council of Ministers is to complement the Nordic Council and promote Nordic Cooperation.
The governments of the Nordic Countries each have a Minister for Nordic Cooperation. This responsibility often goes to the Minister of Foreign Affairs or another ministerial post that the Nordic country has a special desire for cooperation. These Ministers for Nordic Cooperation delegate meetings for other Ministers to discuss avenues for cooperation in the minister's respective fields, thus the Ministers for Cooperation set up Ministerial Councils. Hence the name, Council of Ministers.
|Short Code:||Nordic Council of ministers for:|
|MR-FJLS||Fisheries, Aquaculture, Agriculture, Food and Forestry|
|MR-MK||Environment and Climate|
|MR-S||Health and Social Affairs|
|MR-U||Education and Research|
Cooperation with other International Organizations
The Council and the Council of Ministers are involved in various forms of cooperation with neighbouring areas, amongst them being the Baltic Assembly and the Benelux, as well as Russia and Schleswig-Holstein. The Council of Ministers has offices in the following countries:
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