FILE PHOTO: Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir gestures as she speaks throughout a information convention with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) in Reykjavik, Iceland August 19, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
(Reuters) – Icelandic Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir will meet with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday, her authorities mentioned, regardless of earlier studies that she would miss the go to.
Jakobsdottir had mentioned she was unable to satisfy with the Vice President as a result of she had a previous dedication to provide a keynote speech at a convention, in response to a report by the Iceland Monitor information outlet. Some noticed this as a snub to U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration.
Nevertheless, the Icelandic authorities mentioned in a press release that the assembly would happen, and Pence’s chief of employees, Marc Brief, additionally confirmed the assembly.
Pence touches down in Iceland on Wednesday, following visits to Poland and Eire.
It was not instantly clear why Jakobsdottir’s plans had modified. Trump known as off a visit to Denmark final month after the Danish prime minister rebuffed his concept of shopping for Greenland.
In Iceland, Pence is predicted to carry up incursions into the Arctic Circle by China and Russia amid rising tensions within the polar area over melting ice and entry to minerals, a White Home official has mentioned.
Reporting by Alex Alper and Stine Jacobsen; Enhancing by Kevin Liffey