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His Excellency Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson former  President of Iceland  has been a spokesman of increased, peaceful, international cooperation both in the Arctic and the Himalayas. With this in mind, he initiated, together with others, the Arctic Circle which held its first Assembly in Iceland in 2013 with over 1,200 participants from more than 40 countries. The Arctic Circle Assembly convened each year ( the next assembly is October 2020) Last year (2019)  there where over 2000 participant from 60 countries.

The President's Address on Sustainability
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