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Denmark’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Visits Iceland

Denmark’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Villy Søvndal met with his Icelandic counterpart Össur Skarphéðinsson who was on an official visit to the country yesterday.

ossur_and_villyThe foreign ministers of Iceland (left) and Denmark (right) meet in Reykjavík. Photo: Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

The ministers discussed cooperation between Iceland and Denmark and the Nordic countries as well as the High North. Iceland’s accession talks with the EU and issues related to the euro zone were also discussed. Furthermore, Össur briefed Søvndal on the status of the Icesave and mackerel disputes.

Minister for Education, Science and Culture, Katrín Jakobsdóttir also met with Søvndal.

Søvndal’s trip follows a state visit by Prime Minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt in late August.

Click here to read more about EU membership negotiations and here to read about the mackerel dispute.


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