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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Changing the discourse between men on gender equality - 1.10.2014

During his UN General Assembly address earlier this week, Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson announced the Barbershop Conference in January 2015, an initiative that Iceland has taken with Suriname. The aim is to activate men and boys in the fight for gender equality.

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Tómas H. Heiðar takes office at ITLOS - 1.10.2014

Today Mr. Tomas Heidar took office as Judge at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in Hamburg. Judge Heidar was elected to serve a term of nine years on 11 June 2014. 


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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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