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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Iceland concludes eight bilateral air services agreements - 25.11.2014

In view of the growing economic importance of the Icelandic aviation industry, the conclusion of bilateral air transport agreements is a priority. Agreements with Armenia, Burundi, Ethiopia, Guyana, Mauritius, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Chad were concluded. More...

Brazil, US on the agenda during EFTA Ministerial - 17.11.2014

Minister Sveinsson informed his fellow ministers about his recent visit to Brazil and constructive talks with Foreign Minister Luiz Alberto Figuereido  last October. More...

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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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