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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Icelandic Foreign Minister Thordarson
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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Icelandic Foreign Minister Thordarson

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Icelandic Foreign Minister Gudlaugur Thordarson.  Secretary Pompeo expressed appreciation for Iceland’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council and their support for NATO’s Air Policing Mission.  The Secretary and the Foreign Minister also discussed the importance of telecommunications security and increasing bilateral economic activity. STL.News References: US Department of State Iceland Can also be viewed on US Political News
US – Iceland Memorandum for Economic Cooperation
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US – Iceland Memorandum for Economic Cooperation

United States – Iceland Memorandum for Economic Cooperation WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) The text of the following Memorandum for Economic Cooperation was released by the Governments of the United States of America and Iceland at the conclusion of the second United States-Iceland Economic Partnership Dialogue, held October 27, 2020. Begin text: Iceland and the United States of America held their second Bilateral Economic Partnership Dialogue virtually on October 27, 2020.  The two countries focused on their shared commitment to further build upon the existing strong bilateral economic ties and mutual strategic cooperation.  They also decided to jointly address global challenges of mutual concern.  In this spirit, the two countries adopt this Memorandum for Economic Cooperation in pursuit of...
The Department of State Dedicates the New U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik, Iceland
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The Department of State Dedicates the New U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik, Iceland

WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: In a display of our enduring friendship and important partnership with the Republic of Iceland, Ambassador Jeffrey Ross Gunter dedicates today the new U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik. The new complex provides a secure, modern, sustainable, and resilient platform for U.S. diplomacy in Iceland and the Nordic Region.  The new Embassy, an adapted existing corporate headquarters, will improve the Mission’s ability to engage with the people and Government of Iceland.  By reutilizing this exemplary, award-winning example of Icelandic architecture, the U.S. Government has retained a local landmark, prevented diversion of demolition waste into local landfills, and created an Embassy that truly embodies the partnershi...
Air Force awards multiple contracts for airfield construction at NAS Keflavik
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Air Force awards multiple contracts for airfield construction at NAS Keflavik

NAVAL AIR STATION KEFLAVIK, Iceland (AFNS)(STL.News) The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center's Detachment 4 successfully led the award of three contracts recently, totaling $38 million to improve airfield infrastructure at Naval Air Station Keflavik. The projects, supporting the European Deterrence Initiative, or EDI, implemented by the U.S. European Command, intends to increase the responsiveness and readiness of U.S. Air Forces, NATO member-state forces and allies in Europe. The undertaking is a partnership between the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Det. 4, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Europe Africa Central, the Icelandic Coast Guard and the Icelandic Airport & Air Navigation Authority. Det. 4, the design...
US Department of State: Iceland’s National Day
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US Department of State: Iceland’s National Day

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: On behalf of the Government of the United States of America and the American people, I  (Michael R. Pompeo) ?congratulate ?you on?the 76th?anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Iceland. The United States and?Iceland?share a deep and longstanding friendship. ? In?1944, the United States was the first country to recognize Icelandic independence.?  Our two countries have?long?worked closely together as NATO?Allies to promote peace, security, and prosperity around the world. We thank you for your cooperation in our joint fight against COVID-19, and?your impressive efforts to?address this challenge at home and abroad. ?We?admire?Iceland’s leadership as Chair of the Arctic Council?and look forward ...