To portray European Power, one has to see it beyond the mainstream media, comprehend it deeply all the way stretching to ……the Arctic Sea……the Lands of Nordic: their History, Culture…..Philosophy…..Art and Literature. On the Political sphere, their centuries of Diplomatic achievements….and on Defence……their Military might. They possess the North and the Baltic Seas…..and every waves of the Arctic Ocean. They were the first to journey into a New World as the first settler on the vast beautiful Land, before the British Empire re-discover and establish it as the Land of Shimmering dream…… later called….. ‘The United States of America’
The relation between the United States and the Nordic Region is not the contemporary but the most cherished and ranks the Legendary one – as President Obama described it in his speech of this year’s Summit: “The Extraordinary Countries and Extraordinary Friends” (Excerpt from a Political text ‘Sublime and Beautiful Europe and the United States’ by Catherine Stella Schmidt)
The U-S Nordic Leader Summit held in Washington DC on May 13, had been established following President Obama’s meeting with the Nordic Leaders in Sweden in 2013. The summit was to affirm the U.S-Nordic Partnerships, standing on centuries of shared Philosophy, Ideals and Western values.
Excerpt from U.S.-Nordic Leaders’ Summit Joint Statement:
“Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States reaffirm our deep partnership based on shared fundamental values.”
“The Nordic countries and the United States stress the importance of upholding the European security order and the fundamental principles of international law. Our countries are committed to strengthening investments in defense and military capabilities, as well as in diplomacy and regional cooperation, commensurate with a more challenging security environment.
“The Nordic countries greatly value the United States’ commitment to Europe and its security. NATO remains key to transatlantic and European security, and the contributions of Sweden and Finland, including those they make as NATO enhanced opportunity partners, are highly valuable. The United States, Denmark, Iceland, and Norway are committed to building on NATO’s enhanced opportunity partners’ framework in order to promote a close Political dialogue and Military cooperation between Finland and Sweden and NATO Allies (28+2).” “The Nordic countries and the United States strongly support closer cooperation between NATO and the EU, and consider new areas of practical cooperation between the two to be a priority for the NATO Summit in Warsaw in July.” May 13, 2016 © The White House Continue to read
May 13, 2016 © Department of State
Prime Minister Erna Solberg Attends Nordic-American Summit by Norwegian Embassy in the U.S
“The summit in Washington is important for relations between the Nordic region and the United States. For Sweden, it is a good opportunity to develop and deepen our already broad cooperation with the US,” heighted Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. May 13, 2016 © Sweden Embassy in U.S