Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Cooperation Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir and Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmyto Kuleba signed an Air Services Agreement between Iceland and Ukraine yesterday. This is the first international agreement Þórdís signs in her new role as Minister.
The agreement was signed in Stockholm where Þórdís Kolbrún is attending a Ministerial Council of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe. Dmytro Kuleba signed the agreement on behalf of Ukrainian authorities. This is the first air service agreement between Iceland and Ukraine, and it addresses commercial flights between the two countries.
“Air Services Agreements are among the most important international agreements ensuring transportation to and from Iceland, as well as facilitating access to international markets for Icelandic flight operators,” stated Þórdís Kolbrún. “The global pandemic has shown how fragile this environment can be for outside effects. Even though we’ve had to adapt to changed situations, we will of course continue to take the interests of flight operators into account when making agreements such as this one.”