Free Trade Agreement with China Approved by Parliament

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Free Trade Agreement with China Approved by Parliament

By Zoë Robert
Alþingi, Iceland's parliament

Photo: Páll Kjartansson.

Iceland’s Alþingi parliament approved a free trade agreement with China yesterday, ruv.is reports. Fifty-six Members of Parliament voted in favor of the agreement while two voted against it, members of the Pirate Party, criticizing the decision to go into an agreement with China because of human rights abuses in the country.

Two MPs were absent and three chose to abstain from voting.

Iceland became the first European country to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China in April last year. The agreement was subject to approval by parliaments in both countries. 

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