Nicola Sturgeon to meet with Iceland’s prime minister

Written by Jenni Davidson on 30 April 2019 in News

Iceland’s prime minister, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, will meet the First Minister at Bute House as part of a two-day visit to Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon - Image credit: David Anderson/Holyrood

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will meet Iceland’s prime minister, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, at Bute House on Tuesday as part of a two-day visit to Scotland.

During her visit Jakobsdóttir will also attend a meeting of the Wellbeing Economy Governments’ (WEGo) group in Edinburgh to discuss the incorporation of wellbeing into economic thinking.

Speaking ahead of the visit, Sturgeon said: “Scotland and Iceland have much in common with many historic and cultural links.

“I’m very pleased that the prime minister’s visit will help us discuss how we can grow those links in the future.

“There is much to admire about Iceland, not least the fact it has the smallest gender-equality gap and some of the world’s strongest laws on workplace equality and equal pay. 

“I also very much look forward to discussing a range of other issues of mutual interest during her time here, such as our desire to grow sustainable tourism and action that can be taken to tackle climate change.”

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