Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, RÚV, reports that the former president of the United States George H.W. Bush plans to visit Iceland in early July.
According to RÚV, Mr. Bush is in Iceland to fish at the invitation of the North Atlantic Salmon Fund. George Bush visited Iceland as vice-president of the first Regan administration in the early 1980’s and used the opportunity fish for salmon at the invitation of the then foreign minister.
The president of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, will host a dinner party for Mr. Bush and his company on the US national holiday, Independence Day, July 4.
George H.W. Bush served as president in 1989 when the former Soviet countries collapsed in the wake of a popular and peaceful uprising in East-Germany. At the time, Ólafur Ragnar was the chairman of the now-defunct People’s Alliance, the political successor to the Icelandic Communist Party.