Katrín Jakobsdóttir Meets The Queen At The NATO Summit —

Katrín Jakobsdóttir Meets The Queen At The NATO Summit

Published December 4, 2019

Sam O'Donnell
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Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir met Queen Elizabeth at the NATO Summit in London on Tuesday, Vísir reports. The meeting celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Alliance. Following a fully booked schedule, she arrived at the reception at Buckingham Palace in the afternoon to meet with The Queen.

Katrín was in good company with other female world leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg. All spoke with The Queen of England at the reception, after which, Katrín dined with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other NATO leaders at 10 Downing Street.

Earlier in the day, Katrín gave a speech at the Chatham House. She began her speech by discussing the disappearance of the Ok Glacier earlier this year as a sign of the climate threat facing the world. She urged world leaders to focus on environmental issues rather than focusing solely on economic growth. She called for measures other than GDP to assess the prosperity of nations, and to take similar measures of prosperity and quality of life as the ones the Icelandic government introduced last September.

The NATO Summit continues today, and Katrín will have a bilateral meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa.

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