UK Prime Minister David Cameron has accepted Icelandic PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson’s invitation to visit Iceland, and take part in a conference.
This will mark the first time a British prime minister has visited post-colonial Iceland. Winston Churchill once graced our fair shores, although that was in 1941, following the British occupation of the island during World War 2.
Relations between Iceland’s and Britain’s prime ministers is considerably better now than it was a few years ago, during the long-standing Icesave debacle – a relationship that inspired Iceland’s president to declare that “Gordon Brown will be long remembered in my country for centuries to come, long after he has been completely forgotten in Britain.”
The Northern Future Forum will also feature heads of state from Nordic and Baltic countries, with its main focus being innovation and business in the public sector.