U.S. Partners With Iceland on Creating Strong Arctic Strategy and Defense Policy Going Forward

By Robert Tilford

GroundReport

On April 11, 2014 Deputy Secretary of Defense Spokesman James Swartout provided the following readout of Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense Christine Fox’s Meeting with Iceland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Gunnar Sveinsson:

“Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense Christine Fox met with Iceland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Gunnar Sveinsson at the Pentagon today. At the beginning of the meeting, Sveinsson was welcomed to the Pentagon by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Hagel highlighted the similarities between U.S. and Icelandic priorities for keeping the Arctic region stable and secure, and stated that he looks forward to seeing Sveinsson again at future North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Ministerials.

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