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DNA analysis of whale hybrid concluded

July 19, 2018

A DNA analysis of a whale caught in Iceland on 7 July has concluded that it was a hybrid of a fin whale and a blue whale, not a blue whale. The analysis was...

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Iceland elected to the Human Rights Council

July 13, 2018

Iceland was elected to the Human Rights Council at the United Nations General Assembly in New York today, having received 172 out of 178 votes. Iceland thereby...

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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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