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Intent to establish a sovereign wealth fund in Iceland

September 21, 2018

The authorities intend to establish a sovereign wealth fund, the National Fund of Iceland. The purpose of the Fund will primarily be to serve as a sort of...

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Iceland‘s first session as a member of the Human Rights Council

September 11, 2018

Yesterday was a historic day when Iceland attended the first session of the Human Rights Council since being elected to the Council this summer.

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The Ministry for Foreign Affairs safeguards the interests of Icelandic citizens, companies and consumers by facilitating access to international markets and strengthening free trade. The Ministry supports Icelandic firms abroad and promotes Icelandic arts and culture. 

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Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson

Minister for Foreign Affairs

Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson

  • Member of Althingi for the Reykjavík North Constituency 2003-2009, for the Reykjavík South Constituency 2009-2016 and for the Reykjavík North Constituency since 2016.
  • Chairman of the parliamentary group of the Independence Party 2016-2017.
  • Deputy Chairman of the parliamentary group of the Independence Party 2013-2016 and 2005-2007.

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