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Iceland and Norway discuss defense cooperation

Icelandic and Norwegian officials met for the second time to discuss defense cooperation between the two nations in Oslo yesterday and have begun taking steps towards planning its execution.

“Both parties agree that they can work together and want to work together,” Grétar Már Sigurdsson, the director of Iceland’s Foreign Ministry, told Morgunbladid.

He said yesterday’s discussions included military exercises, communication, cooperation with the Icelandic Coast Guard and NATO and on investing in helicopters.

Sigurdsson said although both countries agree on most things, they are still far from signing an official agreement on defense cooperation.

Iceland first met with Norway and Denmark on December 18 and 19 last year to discuss defense cooperation and discussed the matter with Britain on January 16.

Click here to read about defense cooperation between Iceland and Denmark.

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