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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Stefán Haukur Jóhannesson new Permanent Secretary of State - 31.10.2014

Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, has appointed Stefán Haukur Jóhannesson as Permanent Secretary of State, from 1 November. More...

International conference on gender equality in the Arctic - 7.10.2014

The conference will focus on the living condition of women and men throughout the Circumpolar North, addressing access to and control over resources, representation in decision-making positions, political participation, regional development, human security, and material and cultural well-being 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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