US Vice President to visit Iceland on Tuesday

  • 14:43 03 September 2019

US Vice President to visit Iceland on Tuesday

On Tuesday, US Vice President Mike Pence will pay an official visit to Iceland as part of his European tour, ONA reports citing Sputnik.

Iceland is the first stop for Pence, who is also set to visit the United Kingdom on 4-5 September and Ireland on 6 September. The trip will focus on addressing trade issues and Brexit.

In Iceland, the US vice president is expected to highlight the country's strategic importance, NATO's efforts to counter purported Russian influence in the region, and bilateral opportunities to expand trade and investment.

At the same time, Iceland's Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir has announced that she will not be available during the visit, as her "prior commitments" will keep her from meeting with Pence.