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Iceland's Foreign Minister arrives in India

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

of Iceland, Gudlaugur Thordarson, arrived in on an eight-day visit to the country on Friday morning.

Thordarson is scheduled to address the Iceland-Business Seminar at The in the city later in the day, according to the (MEA).

On December 8, the Icelandic will meet at the Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan and hold talks over bilateral issues.

Thordarson would then depart for on December 9, where he is slated to attend a programme. On December 10, he would pay a visit to to attend an event.

On the morning of December 14, the Icelandic would depart for

and have despite the distance and contrast in population size, reached out to each other to build a friendship based on shared values and mutuality of interests. A string of high-level visits since 2000 have imparted a new dynamism to the bilateral relations, sustained by the opening of resident missions (in in February 2006 and in in August 2008).

was the first Nordic country to publicly extend support to India's candidature for permanent membership of Security Council (UNSC). Subsequently, has reiterated its position on many occasions.

Iceland was also the first country to co-sponsor the draft G-4 framework resolution on UNSC reforms in 2005. Iceland was one of the countries co-sponsoring India's resolution at the UN to declare June 21 as the "International Day of Yoga".

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 07:09 IST