Össur Skarphedinsson, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, met today with George Yeo, Foreign Minister of Singapore, in Reykjavik. Minister Yeo is visiting Iceland 5.-7. October.
In their meeting, Ministers Skarphedinsson and Yeo discussed bilateral relations between the countries and economic issues. Iceland and Singapore have an air services- and a free trade agreement, the latter within the framework of EFTA. They discussed possible cooperation in the field of energy and issues of the High North. Furthermore Minister Skarphedinsson informed Minister Yeo of Iceland's negotiations with the European Union and measures taken by the Icelandic government when dealing with the aftermath of the banking collapse in 2008.