British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to visit Iceland close to the end of this month, mbl.is reports. The prime ministers of the Nordic and Baltic countries have accepted Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson’s invitation to participate in the symposium Northern Future Forum in Reykjavík, October 28-29. This is the first time in the history of the republic of Iceland that a British prime minister visits the capital.
Northern Future Forum is an informal venue for the nine nations where leaders, scholars and specialists meet to discuss selected subjects. This will be the fifth time the Forum is held, but leaders have previously met in the UK, Sweden, Latvia and Finland. The subjects this year are creative industry and innovation in public management.
Aside from the Forum, the PMs of Iceland and the UK will meet to discuss relations and cooperation between the two countries. Prime Minister Cameron’s visit will be the first official visit of a British PM to Reykjavík since the country became a republic in 1944.
“Northern Future Forum is a good venue for sharing knowledge and discussing new ideas,” Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð noted in a press release. “The subjects of discussion this year are very important and fit well with what the government has emphasized, which is investment in innovation and research.”
For further information, please visit the Forum’s website.