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Iceland First European Country to Sign Free Trade Agreement with China.

A Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Iceland and China was signed on 15 April 2013 in Beijing by Mr. Össur Skarphéðinsson, Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade of Iceland, and Mr. Gao Hucheng, Minister of Commerce of the People's Republic of China,

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New report on Gender Equality in the Arctic - 29.4.2015

A conference report on gender equality has just been published. The report Gender Equality in the Arctic: Current Realities, Future Challenges contains summaries and highlights from an international conference held in Akureyri, Iceland, 30-31 October 2014.  More...

EU Presidency responds to Foreign Minister's letter - 27.4.2015

Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson Minister for Foreign Affairs has received a reply from the Presidency of the European Union to a letter from March this year where he announced that the Government of Iceland did not intend to resume accession negotiations with the EU and that it considered Iceland no longer a candidate country. The reply letter from Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkvics, who currently holds the Presidency of the EU, states that the EU Council has taken note of the Icelandic government's position and will accordingly consider certain further practical adjustments to the EU Council working procedures. 


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Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson

Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson

  • Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade since 23 May 2013
  • Member of the Icelandic Parliament (the Althingi) since 2009
  • Chairman of the parliamentary group of the Progressive Party since 2009
  • Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee 2011-2013

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