Iceland opened an Embassy in Moscow in 1944. The Embassy represents Iceland vis-a-vis the Russian Federation, the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Moldova, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Árni Þór Sigurðsson
Reykjavík, Iceland, July 30, 1960.
2018-2020 Ambassador of Iceland to Finland, also accredited to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine.
2015-2017 Ambassador for Arctic Affairs and Senior Arctic Official, Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
2007-2014 Member of Alþingi, the Parliament of Iceland. Deputy Speaker 2009-2010 and 2012- 2013. Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee 2009-2013. Chairman of the Icelandic Delegation to the EFTA (European Free Trade Association) 2009-2013. Member of the Nordic Council 2011-2013, Chairman of the Nordic Council’s Committee for culture and education 2012. Co-chair of the Iceland-EU Joint Parliamentary Committee. Delegate to the UN General Assembly 2009.
1994-2007 City Councillor, City of Reykjavik. President of the Reykjavik City Council 2002-2005. Chairman of the Board of the Port of Reykjavik 1994-2006. Chairman of the Icelandic Port Association 1997-2004. Project Manager, Icelandic Association of Local Authorities, Brussels 2005 (on leave as City Councillor). Member of the Board of the Icelandic Association of Local Authorities 2002-2007. Political Advisor to the Mayor of Reykjavik, 1998-1999.
1992-1997 Senior Advisor for Economic Affairs, Icelandic Teachers’ Union.
1989-1991 Head of Division, Ministry for Communication and Tourism.
1988-1989 News Reporter Icelandic State Broadcasting Service (RÚV), Reykjavik. News Correspondent for RÚV in Moscow 1988.
2015 M.A. in international Relations, University of Iceland.
2001 Dipl. in Public Administration, University of Iceland.
1986-1988 Research scholarship in Slavic Languages, University of Stockholm, Sweden, and Moscow State University, Russia.
1986 Cand.mag. in Economics, Russian and Czech, University of Oslo, Norway.
2006-2008 Board member of the International Association of Cities and Ports.
2003-2008 Delegate to the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg.
2002-2006 Board member of the Eurocities’ Mobility Forum.
1998-2004 Board member of the Reykjavik Saving Bank.
1990-1991 Chairman of the Icelandic Students’ Loan Fund.
1989-1993 Vice-chair of the Icelandic Tourist Board.
Dr. Sigurbjörg ÞORSTEINSDÓTTIR, they have three children and one grandchild