16.05.2013

The Prime Ministers of Iceland and China issue a Joint Statement

 

 

  • Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) holds a welcome ceremony for visiting Iceland Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir in Beijing, April 15, 2013
    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) holds a welcome ceremony for visiting Iceland Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir in Beijing, April 15, 2013
    Xinhua/Li Tao

The official visit of the Prime Minister of Iceland, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, at the invitation of the Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, commenced today.

At their meeting the Prime Ministers discussed bilateral relations between Iceland and China, including economic and business matters in particular with regard to opportunities created by the Iceland-China Free Trade Agreement signed today. They also discussed human rights and international obligations, as well as gender and labour issues, but closer cooperation is planned between Iceland and China in these areas.

Following the meeting the Prime Ministers issued a joint statement. Today, Icelandic Foreign Minister Össur Skarphéðinsson and Chinese Minster of Commerce Gao Hucheng signed the Iceland-China Free Trade Agreement.

 

(Press Statement previously published on the website of the Prime Minister's Office of Iceland, 15 April 2013)

 



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