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Icesave Talks: No Meetings Scheduled

No negotiation meetings are scheduled with the UK and the Netherlands on the Icesave loan terms this week, according to chairman of the Independence Party Bjarni Benediktsson. However, the Icelandic committee is reviewing certain legal issues.

The Icelandic government and opposition had a telephone conference with the chairman of the Icelandic negotiation committee, American attorney Lee C. Buchheit, at noon yesterday where the progress of the Icesave talks was discussed, ruv.is reports.

Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir said after a cabinet meeting yesterday that she is under the assumption that the government and opposition will continue to work together to resolve the Icesave matter.

However, Benediktsson, leader of the opposition, told Morgunbladid that it seems as if their participation in the Icesave dispute become a side issue as far as the government is concerned.

Sigurdardóttir added that it is the government’s priority to arrange a new negotiation meeting between the committees of Iceland, the UK and the Netherlands as soon as possible in the coming days.

The prime minister also said she hoped that the Icesave dispute will not become a bottleneck for the International Monetary Fund’s review of the economic stabilization program for Iceland.

Click here to read more about Icesave and the IMF.

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