Iceland is participating in an international conference on financial support for Palestine which began in Paris yesterday. Iceland plans to contribute USD 4 million (EUR 3 million) in the next three years.
Gréta Gunnarsdóttir, Director General for the Directorate for International and Security Affairs, is participating in the conference on behalf of Iceland’s Foreign Ministry, mbl.is reports.
The conference is held following peace discussions in Annapolis in November and the goal is to support a two-year plan by the Palestinian home rule government on improvements and development.
Iceland’s Foreign Ministry has been working on a special plan on how Iceland can contribute to a peaceful solution for the situation in the Middle East following a visit by Foreign Minister Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir to the region in July.
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