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Embassy of Iceland in Ottawa

Discussion on Iceland‘s Foreign Policy with Minister for Foreign Affairs - Recording


Bjarni Benediktsson took office as Minister for Foreign Affairs on 14 October 2023. He was Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs from 30 November 2017 to 14 October 2023. Member of the Icelandic parliament Althingi for Southwest Iceland since 2003, Bjarni Benediktsson has been leader of the Independence party since 2009. He was minister of finance and economic affairs from April 2013 to January 2017 when he became prime minister. Born in Reykjavík on 26 January 1970, Mr. Benediktsson graduated from Reykjavik Junior College in 1989 and completed his law degree from the University of Iceland in 1995. He followed this up with a year of study in Germany in 1995-96, and then graduated with an LLM degree from the University of Miami School of Law in the US in 1997. After taking his bar exam in 1998 he practiced as District Court attorney and is a certified securities trader.

This online event was organized by the Icelandic Canadian Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) and the Icelandic American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) in partnership with the embassies of Iceland in Ottawa and Washington, DC, as well as Business Iceland in New York.


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