Iceland’s President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and First Lady Eliza Reid flew to Nuuk, Greenland yesterday for a three-day formal visit at the invitation of Greenland Premier Kim Kielsen. The couple started their trip with a visit to the Greenland National Museum and a reception hosted by Iceland’s Consul to Greenland, Þorbjörn Jónsson.
Today, Guðni will meet with the Kielsen, as well as Vivian Motzfeldt, the Speaker of the Parliament of Greenland. Guðni and Eliza will also be visiting the University of Greenland and the Climate Research Centre in Nuuk during their stay. Eliza, who is a Goodwill Ambassador for SOS Children’s Villages Iceland, will meet with Sara Olsvig, a Greenlandic politician and a project manager for UNICEF.
“The future looks bright in Greenland, if all goes well,” Guðni told a Stöð 2 reporter before stepping on the plane to Greenland. “Great opportunities in the fields of fishing, tourism, transport – a lot of development ahead, so it’s fun to follow along, and further strengthen the friendships that exist between Icelanders and Greenlanders.”