Halldór Ásgrímsson new Secretary General
Halldór Ásgrímsson, former Prime Minister of Iceland, will be the new Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers from 2007. There is no formal principle of rotation accoring to nationalities, however, Iceland has never before filled the position as Secretary General.
Halldór Ásgrímsson was born in 1947 and has held a number of prominent positions in Iceland, among others Minister of Fisheries, Minister of Justice, Minister of Nordic cooperation, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Prime Minister. Halldór Ásgrímsson represents the liberal Progressive Party.