Foreign Minister Thordarson meets with Foreign Secretary Johnson - 18.4.2017

Today Foreign Minister Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson met with his British counterpart, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, in London to discuss ways to increase political cooperation and enhance strong trade relations between Iceland and the United Kingdom, post-Brexit.


Barbershop at the Nordic house - Mobilizing Men and Boys for Gender Equality - 12.4.2017

A Barbershop Conference focused on mobilizing men and boys for gender equality will be held at the Nordic House in Reykjavík on 23 May 2017.

Forseti Íslands, utanríkisráðherra og Rússlandsforseti

Foreign Minister and President meet with Russia's President Putin - 30.3.2017

The President of Iceland, Gudni Th. Johannesson, and Guðlaugur Thor Thordarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs, today had a meeting with Russia's President, Vladimir Putin, in Archangelsk, where they have been taking part in the International Arctic Forum.


Future Outlook on Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region - 27.2.2017

Symposium to mark the 25th anniversary of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS).


NATO members stand strong and united - 16.2.2017

Earlier today NATO defence ministers concluded their meeting in Brussels where discussions focused on transatlantic relations, security challenges and increased defence preparedness in the Alliance's eastern and southern areas.

Gudlaugur Thor og Benjamin Ziff

Icelandic Government expresses grave concerns - 31.1.2017

This morning, Foreign Minister Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson met in Reykjavík with US Deputy Assistant Secretary, Mr. Benjamin Ziff, and expressed the Icelandic Government's regrets and grave concerns regarding the executive order of the President of the United States on imposing a ban on refugees and citizens of seven countries entering the United States.

Utanríkisráðherra ásamt erlendu sendiherrunum

Foreign Minister meets with residing Ambassadors - 17.1.2017

Foreign Minister Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson met today with foreign ambassadors residing in Reykjvík and introduced the new government‘s priority foreign policy issues. 

Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson utanríkisráðherra

New Foreign Minister takes office - 11.1.2017

A Government of the Independence Party, the Reform Party and Bright Future has been formed and took office today.

Eleven ministers will take seat in the Government, six from the Independence Party, three from the Reform Party and two from Bright Future. Three of the current ministries, the Ministry of Industries and Innovation, the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Welfare, will have two ministers each.