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 offers humanitarian assistance to Nepal - 26.4.2015

Mr. Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, Minister for Foreign Affairs, has decided to donate 10 million Icelandic kronas to humanitarian assistance through the International National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in response to the devastating earthquake that struck  Nepal yesterday. 


Minister Sveinsson meets with NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg - 17.4.2015

Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg met in Reykjavík today. During their meeting they discussed security and defence issues and the challenges that NATO Allies are faced with due to the situation in Ukraine and the emergence of the terrorist organisation ISIS.


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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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