Press Release: Minister of Finance the Netherlands and UK Finance Ministers


The governments of Iceland, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands have held regular consultations on the Icesave issue during the past few weeks. A delegation led by Iceland’s Minister of Finance, Steingrímur J. Sigfússon, and the Chairmen of the opposition Progressive and Independece parties, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson and Bjarni Benediktsson, left Iceland yesterday to meet with key counterparts in The Hague. A meeting is scheduled to take place later this afternoon with Dutch Finance Minister Wouter Bos and British Deputy Finance Minister Lord Myners to discuss the current situation and exchange information.


The Netherlands and UK Finance Ministers today met the Icelandic Finance Minister, who was accompanied by the leaders of the Independence Party and the Progressive Party. They exchanged views on the Icesave issue.

The sides will now consider the situation after this meeting, but at this stage no further discussions are scheduled.

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