Thursday, June 6, 2013

Engaging with the new Icelandic government

We welcomed Brent Hartley, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, who visited Iceland to engage with members of the new Icelandic government. He was warmly received by President Grimsson, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of the Interior. In each meeting he heard a clear commitment to stronger relations with the United States. Brent listened carefully and conveyed our corresponding desire to deepen our cooperation on a whole range of issues in foreign affairs, cyber security, economic, and trade relations. We have a broad agenda ahead of us.