"We, the Nordics, bring our long-standing experience in balancing social progress, economic growth, and sustainability. We bring our values, knowledge and resources; and be it for green economic transition or the blue economy, we are here with you," says Norwegian ambassador Espen Rikter-Svendsen.

"On climate action, multilateralism, democracy and human rights, gender equality and inclusive growth - let us continue to join forces. Here's to fifty years and beyond!"