NATO vice head on visit to Iceland

Iceland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs met this week in Reykjavik with the NATO deputy chief.

Ossur Skarphedinsson, Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs, met on Thursday with Claudio Bisgogniero, the deputy to NATO’s Secretary General, who was visiting Iceland, a NATO member country.

At the meeting they spoke about the ongoing discussions on re-evaluating NATO’s purpose and role; as well as its current operations in Afghanistan and Libya.

A Ministry for Foreign Affairs press release stated that Skarphedinnson updated Bisogniero on a parliamentary resolution he has put to the Icelandic Althingi on Iceland’s future national security. The pair also discussed the importance of the Arctic in NATO’s sphere of operation — not least in connection to search and rescue.

Bisogniero then went on to hold a lecture on NATO’s situation and current role in the 21st Century at the University of Iceland this Friday, reported.

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