Talks between Icelandic, British and Dutch officials were amicable in an informal meeting in The Hague yesterday, regarding the newly confirmed preconditions to the Icesave agreement, passed by Althingi, Iceland’s Parliament.
Althingi. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
Yesterday, Althingi’s appropriations committee met with representatives from the Prime Ministry, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where they were briefed on the status of the negotiations.
“This is really no news but it’s not bad news either,” Gudbjartur Hannesson, chairman of the appropriations committee told mbl.is.
“There have been no official reactions as of yet – the matter is still in the hands of officials and is going its natural course. The meeting was held as a courtesy to the appropriations committee which has put a lot of work into it, and had requested to be allowed to follow the process.”
The Prime Ministry announced that state officials will presumably pick up where they left off next week, “with intentions to bring forth a joint understanding as soon as possible.”
Also, PM Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir sent her British and Dutch colleagues a letter last week, requesting their participation in resolving the matter successfully. The letter also discussed possible meetings of the three Prime Ministers.