From Iceland — Suggests Collaboration With Moscow

Suggests Collaboration With Moscow

Published November 29, 2013

Reykjavík’s City Manager proposes the city collaborates with Moscow regarding human rights, focusing on the rights of homosexuals and trans people.

As the city council agreed to reconsider Reykjavík’s partnership with Moscow the City Manager, the City Lawyer and the human rights department have revised the two cities’ relationship.

It turns out that Moscow council considers the partnership with Reykjavík a framework agreement where the two cities can choose specific areas to collaborate on, RÚV reports.

For instance, Moscow proposed collaboration in the field of arts and culture five years ago but never received a response from Reykjavík’s city council.

The City Manager therefore suggested at a council meeting on Thursday that Reykjavík city offers Moscow an agreement to indeed work together on arts and culture, including a sector regarding teenagers and family matters where the focus would be on the rights of homosexuals, bisexuals and trans people

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