United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
May 17, 2023
Readout of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with Icelandic Foreign Minister Thórdis Kolbrún Reykfjörd Gylfadóttir
The below is attributable to U.S. Mission to the United Nations Spokesperson Nate Evans:
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, met today in Reykjavik with Icelandic Foreign Minister Thórdis Kolbrún Reykfjörd Gylfadóttir on the margins of the Fourth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield congratulated Iceland on its Council of Europe presidency and on hosting a successful summit. The Ambassador and Foreign Minister reflected on the importance of the U.S.-Iceland relationship, both as NATO Allies and as bilateral partners with shared democratic values. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield and Foreign Minister Gylfadóttir discussed continued and sustained support for Ukraine, challenges posed by the People’s Republic of China, collaboration in the Arctic Council, and other global issues.