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Iceland’s Foreign Minister meets Israel’s President

Iceland’s Foreign Minister Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir met Israel’s President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem yesterday. After the meeting, Gísladóttir said she saw an opportunity for peace between Israel and Palestine.

“It appears that he [Peres] has a lot of faith in Fayyad and Abbas and believes that there is a certain opportunity to reach an agreement now, provided that Palestinians receive extensive financial support to rebuild their institutions,” Gísladóttir told Morgunbladid.

The foreign minister said the situation in the Middle East it is very important for Iceland, because the world is becoming smaller with greater involvement between dissimilar regions.

“The situation [in the Middle East] influences the standard of living and the quality of life of people in Iceland just as it influences other Western countries. The worse the situation is at that end of the Mediterranean Sea, the likelier it is that it will impact the safety and quality of life of people in Iceland,” Gísladóttir concluded.

According to yesterday’s report, Gísladóttir and Peres were scheduled to meet today, but met yesterday instead.

Click here to read more about the Foreign Minister’s schedule during her visit to the Middle East.

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