Iceland’s Foreign Minister Congratulates Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson and Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarsson

Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarsson, Iceland’s foreign minister, congratulated Boris Johnson on his victory in the Conservative Party leadership race in a Twitter post yesterday. “Congratulations to @BorisJohnson, the next Prime Minister of the #UK and the new leader of the @Conservatives. Our countries have enjoyed close cooperation and friendship, which will hopefully become even closer in the coming years. Truly exciting times ahead!”

Johnson is set to take over the Prime Ministership from Theresa May. Johnson is a strong supporter of Brexit, and one of his campaign promises was that Britain would leave the EU by October 31, whether or not an agreement had been reached with the European Union. RÚV reports that Guðlaugur Þór and Boris discussed Brexit at a meeting two years ago, where the two agreed that the move represented great opportunities for the two countries.