U.S. President Barack Obama, right, walks with Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf during his September 2013 visit to Stockholm. Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP.
U.S. President Barack Obama, right, walks with Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf during his September 2013 visit to Stockholm. Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP.

Obama to host Nordic leaders at summer summit

Obama to host Nordic leaders in May
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US President Barack Obama will host the leaders of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, and Norway this summer in Washington to discuss a range of issues, the US government said on Friday.

The six world leaders will hold talks on terrorism, violent extremism, the Arctic as well as environmental and nuclear security issues during the May 13 meeting.

The summit follows up on Obama's last meeting with Nordic leaders during his trip to Sweden in September 2013.

"This summit will deepen U.S.-Nordic cooperation while highlighting America’s continued commitment to European security, trans-Atlantic trade, and the promotion of common democratic values," the White House's press secretary said in statement.

The president and first lady will also host a state dinner for the leaders.

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