Making Bilateral Relations
A meeting between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iceland and the US Secretary of StateFebruary 07th, 2019
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iceland, Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson and the United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, met in Washington DC on the 7th of January this year to discuss topics like trade, defense and Arctic issues.
According to the Icelandic Minister, the relationship between the United States and Iceland is solid, referring to security, defense and trade. The biggest trading partner for Iceland is the US and Iceland gets a lot of visits and tourists from them as well.
The meeting was the first between the two ministers, and during the meeting they confirmed that they both want to strengthen the relationship between the two countries even further. Followed by this, they issued and signed a joint statement, where they expressed interest in improving conditions for bilateral trade and investment as well as for greater cooperation in security and defense, and in the Artic.