Jonas Gahr Store, the Norwegian Foreign Minister, will make an official visit to Iceland tomorrow, Monday the 3rd November. MBL.is reports that he was asked to visit Reykjavik by his Icelandic counterpart, Ingibjorg Solrun Gisladottir as a return invite after her official visit to Norway in summer 2007.
According to Foreign Ministry information, the Store and Gisladottir plan to discuss world affairs, the financial crisis and Icelandic-Norwegian relations.
The Foreign Ministers’ meeting is due to end in the signing of a cooperation agreement on the exploitation of fossil fuel reserves; as there is increasing evidence for the existence of oil under the seabed between Iceland and Norway’s Jan Mayen Islands.
During his visit, Store will give a lecture at The University of Iceland about Nordic issues and will be a speaker at an open political meeting organised by the Social Democrats.
In different news, Ingibjorg Solrun Gisladottir is said to be in good health after her operation in hospital on Friday following her recent, much-publicised, collapse in New York.