On February 15, Secretary Pompeo traveled to Reykjavik, Iceland -- the final stop in a five-day trip to Europe that included visits to Budapest, Bratislava, Warsaw, and Brussels. The United States was the first country to recognize Iceland’s independence in 1944. Over the past 75 years, the United States has developed a close relationship built on our strong defense cooperation, growing trade and investment, and people-to-people ties.
Heading home from #Iceland. I was glad to share the United States’ commitment to strengthening and deepening our longstanding partnership with this @NATO founding member. I believe Iceland has no better friend and partner than the United States. pic.twitter.com/4UeK7SILtT— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) February 15, 2019
In Reykjavik, the Secretary met with Prime Minister Jakobsdottir and Foreign Minister Thordarson and discuss security issues in the North Atlantic, Iceland’s upcoming chairmanship of the Arctic Council, and growing economic relations.
Great meetings with Prime Minister @Katrinjak and Foreign Minister @GudlaugurThor. We discussed how the U.S. and #Iceland can work together to expand economic ties, strengthen Arctic cooperation, and promote security in the North Atlantic. pic.twitter.com/oLM8Dxu877— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) February 15, 2019
Secretary Pompeo met with staff and families of U.S. Embassy Reykjavik and also toured the Command Center at Keflavik Air Base.
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