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  • February 05. 2019 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Statement on the situation in Venezuela

    Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs, has declared Iceland‘s support for Juan Guaidó as the interim president of Venezuela.  Due to the grave and deteriorating economic and po...


  • January 08. 2019 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Foreign Minister of Iceland met with US Secretary of State

    Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, met with Mike Pompeo, United States Secretary of State, in Washington DC yesterday. Security and defence, trade and Arctic issues fe...


  • December 18. 2018 Ministry of Social Affairs, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Iceland tops the WEF Global Gender Gap Index for the consecutive tenth year

    For the tenth year in a row, Iceland is at the top of the World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Index published this morning. Three Nordic neighbours follow Iceland on the Index – Norway in second pl...


  • December 13. 2018 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    New National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

    Iceland’s third National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security has been published. An external evaluation of the implementation of Iceland’s second National Action Plan that was in force between 2...


  • December 10. 2018 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland‘s official visit to India

    The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, Mr. Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, is on an official visit to India where he arrived on 7 December on the first direct flight between the two countries. During h...


  • October 31. 2018 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Leaders of Iceland and the UK reach an agreement on residence rights after Brexit

    The leaders of Iceland and the UK have agreed that Icelandic citizens in the UK and British citizens in Iceland will retain their residence rights after Brexit, even in the case of a no-deal with the ...


  • October 30. 2018 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Iceland hosts annual NATO conference

    This week, Iceland hosts the annual NATO conference on weapons of mass destruction, arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation. Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson, Iceland‘s Minister for Foreign Affairs s...


  • October 24. 2018 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    NATO Exercise Trident Juncture 2018 in Iceland

    This month NATO Exercise Trident Juncture 2018 takes place in Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. As an integral part of Trident Juncture, several activities took place in Iceland last week with the...


  • October 23. 2018 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Government’s participation in the sixth Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavík

    The annual Arctic Circle Assembly took place at Harpa last week, attracting over 2,000 guests from over fifty countries. The assembly, led by Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson former President of Iceland, has be...


  • October 05. 2018 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Ambassador Palsson presents his credentials

    The Ambassador of Iceland had the honour to present his credentials to His Majesty the King of Belgium, Philippe I, on 4 October 2018. One of the Embassy‘s tasks is to represent Iceland in Belgium. Ov...


  • October 03. 2018 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Minister Thordarson visits United Nations, France and UK

    Mr. Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs, is back from his visit to New York, where he attended the United Nations General Assembly. He then went on to France, where he met wit...


  • September 11. 2018 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

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

    Yesterday was a historic day when Iceland attended the first session of the Human Rights Council since being elected to the Council this summer. The session began with an opening statement from the ne...


  • July 19. 2018 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    DNA analysis of whale hybrid concluded

    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 conducted by the Icelandic Marine and Fresh...


  • July 13. 2018 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Iceland elected to the Human Rights Council

    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 fills the vacancy left by the United Sta...


  • April 06. 2018 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Absentee voting for local elections on May 26, 2018 has begun

    The polling stations abroad are all of the diplomatic missions of Iceland, i.e. Embassies, Permanent Missions (except the Permanent Mission to NATO in Brussels), and General Consulates, along with the...


  • March 26. 2018 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Iceland takes diplomatic measures against Russia

    The government of Iceland has decided to stand in solidarity with the United Kingdom and other western states and join in their coordinated response to the chemical attack in Salisbury in England earl...


  • January 16. 2018 Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Signing of a Tax Convention between Iceland and Japan

    A Convention between Iceland and Japan for the Elimination of Double Taxation with respect to Taxes on Income and the Prevention of Tax Evasion and Avoidance (hereinafter, the Convention) was signed i...


  • December 01. 2017 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Continues as Minister for Foreign Affairs

    Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson is Minister for Foreign Affairs in the government of the Independence Party, Left Green Movement and the Progressive Party, which took office yesterday and is headed by Ms. K...


  • November 27. 2017 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Brexit and Iceland

    On 25 November 2017 the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs published a report which explores the potential implications of the United Kingdom's departure from the European Economic Area for Icelan...


  • November 22. 2017 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Strong agreement at bilateral dialogue between Iceland and the United Kingdom

    On 21 November, officials from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland met for an annual bilateral dialogue with their colleagues from UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for Exiting th...

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