Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson visited the United Nations University (UNU) headquarters in Tokyo yesterday. He met with Rector of UNU David Malone and discussed the university’s operations.
At the occasion, a new five-year agreement on the Geothermal Training Programme of the UNU, which is based in Iceland, was signed. Three other UNU training progras are based in Iceland: the Land Restoration Training Programme, the Fisheries Training Programme and the Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme.
The minister also met with students at the UNU, gave an address on Iceland and responded to their questions. He discussed various factors about the development of Icelandic society up until present day and specifically spoke about climate change and sustainability.
Gunnar Bragi also gave an address at the Japan Press Club about the agenda of the Icelandic government, bilateral agreements between the two states and answered the questions of journalists. The minister’s official visit to Japan ended yesterday.