Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir and Foreign Minister Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir are on their way to Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital city, to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and other Ukrainian officials, Vísir reports. One of the topics of discussion will be Ukraine’s participation in the fourth summit of the Council of Europe, to be held in Reykjavík in May.
Katrín and Þórdís Kolbrún’s trip has not been highly publicised, likely for reasons of safety. They will head to the country from Poland today on a trip that will reportedly take all day and all evening.
The main purpose of the visit is to underline Iceland’s continued support and solidarity with Ukraine in the country’s defence against the illegal Russian invasion. The Icelandic and Ukrainian officials are scheduled to meet tomorrow. Reporters from Iceland’s national broadcaster RÚV are travelling alongside the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister and will report on the meetings tomorrow.
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The Council of Europe summit set to take place in Reykjavík on May 16-17 is the fourth-ever in the organisation’s 73-year history. Considerable security precautions will be in place during the summit, and Icelandic authorities have requested the assistance of foreign police forces for the event.
Some 46 nations are party to the Council of Europe, which is the oldest active pan-European organisation.