Secretary Pompeo Travels to Iceland

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U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Iceland Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir in Reykjavik, Iceland on February 15, 2019.
U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Iceland Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir in Reykjavik, Iceland on February 15, 2019

Secretary Pompeo Travels to Iceland

On February 15, Secretary Pompeo traveled to Reykjavik, Iceland --  the final stop in a five-day trip to Europe that included visits to BudapestBratislavaWarsaw, 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. 

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.

Secretary Pompeo met with staff and families of U.S. Embassy Reykjavik and also toured the Command Center at Keflavik Air Base.

View more highlights from the Secretary's trip on Twitter by following @SecPompeo and @StateDept.

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