Secretary General: Iceland Crucial To NATO - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Secretary General: Iceland Crucial To NATO

Published August 14, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
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NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, met with Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson and Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson yesterday in preparation for the 2014 NATO summit held in Cardiff next month.

In a press conference following his meetings with Gunnar Bragi and Sigmundur Davíð,  Anders Fogh said that Iceland plays a crucial role in NATO; as a bridge in the transatlantic relationship between Europe and the U.S.

“I will look to Iceland, as to every Ally, to play a full role in our response to the challenges we face,” said Anders Fogh. “For example, by building on the success of the Iceland Air Meet, by expanding it to cover Search and Rescue.  And by exploring ways to contribute to shared NATO projects to enhance our capabilities. In these unpredictable times, we need NATO more than ever. I count on Iceland’s support as we make the Alliance even fitter, faster and more flexible.”

You can watch the press conference in full, below.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCtIqdBf_kE]
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