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Iceland’s PM Meets German Chancellor

By Iceland Review

Prime Minister of Iceland Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir met German Chancellor Angela Merkel during her official visit office to Germany in Berlin on Monday. They discussed economic affairs, the Iceland-EU membership talks, energy issues and issues concerning the Arctic regions.


Photo: Bundesregierung, Sandra Steins. From the website of the Prime Minister’s Office.

They also stressed cultural exchange between the two countries as Iceland will be the Guest of Honor at the 2011 Frankfurt Book Fair in October. Almost 180 Icelandic books and books about Iceland will be released in German for the occasion, as stated on the website of the Prime Minister’s Office.

At a press conference held after the meeting, Merkel complimented the Icelandic government for having managed to restore the Icelandic economy after the collapse of the country’s banking system in the fall of 2008.

She stated the success is remarkable, commenting that Icelanders had worked hard on achieving it and they can be a role model on how success can be achieved with strategic actions.

Sigurdardóttir invited Merkel to visit Iceland at the first possible opportunity.

Click here to read more about the Iceland-EU talks and here to read more about the Frankfurt Book Fair.


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