Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Icelandic Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo visited Reykjavik today, marking the first official visit by a U.S. Secretary of State to Iceland since 2008. Secretary Pompeo met with Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir and they discussed Iceland’s upcoming chairmanship of the Arctic Council, regional security concerns, energy innovation, and nuclear proliferation. Secretary Pompeo expressed his desire to deepen the United States-Iceland partnership, and noted that the United States is proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with Iceland in the strong transatlantic community that has supported the spread of freedom and prosperity across Europe.