Iceland FM on Faroe Islands visit

Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ossur Skarphedinsson, is on an official visit to Torshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands.

Skarphedinnson will meet his Faroese counterpart Jorgen Niclasen today.

The main reason for the FM’s visit is to discuss the progress of the Hoyvik Contract. The contract is in its fourth year and is the most extensive bilateral co-operation agreement Iceland has entered into with any other country.

As well as the Hoyvik Contract, the ministers’ meeting will cover the two countries’ relations with the EU and the EFTA, healthcare co-operation and economic ties.

The ministers will finish by signing a contract of co-operation between the two foreign ministries. The contract is intended as a basis for Icelandic help and support in building up the Faroe Islands’ fledgling diplomatic service, reports.

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