The next Council of Europe Summit of the Heads of State and Government will take place on May 16-17, 2023 in Reykjavik, Iceland, Report informs referring to the CoE website.
This is the fourth summit in CoE’s 73-year history.
“Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ireland Simon Coveney, Prime Minister of Iceland Katrín Jakobsdóttir and Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić have all welcomed the Committee of Ministers’ decision to hold a Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe on 16-17 May 2023 in Reykjavik, Iceland,” reads the message.
The decision to convene a Summit – only the fourth in the organization’s 73-year history – follows a report presented by a High-Level Reflection Group in October.
Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić stated: “The decision to hold a Fourth Summit of Heads of State and Governments is timely and right. I congratulate the Committee of Ministers on taking it. The Summit will be an opportunity for all our member states to recommit to the values that underpin democratic security in our fast-changing continent.”